Handmade tissues with the best baby alpaca fiber
Kutiq means to be born. This textile project was born with the purpose of helping women and men producers and artisans of the Andes of Cusco-Peru, in this CIVID-19 pandemic, they were the most economically hit since they were abandoned by all local and national governments. Thanks to the support of Go Get Peru and Colours of Peru, we created this online sales platform for all the products produced directly by the local artisans, by this way we seek to empower the women and men of the Andes of Peru.
In Kutiq we sell all tissues made by hand with the best Baby Alpaca fiber, the products are 100% locally made and high quality.
We have a workshop in the community of Taucca 50 minutes from the city of Cusco, there we produce with a group of women blankets, table runners, bags, hats, ceremonial scarves, in the workshop we do all the alpaca wool dyeing processes, 100% natural and organic with plants, roots, fruits, insects, minerals, etc.
All Baby Alpaca wool production comes from the Maranpaki community located in the Ausangate area,
Raised high in the Andes Mountains of Peru – 99% by local farmers 22 natural shades of fleece
Naturally hypoallergenic and less irritating to the skin than sheep’s wool it is a soft, durable, luxurious, and silky natural fiber.
The alpaca does not have hooves, and its padded feet do little damage to the turf of its range. Similarly, the alpaca chews off plant matter from the ground without pulling or damaging the oots. It does not bother trees and is generally considered to be of ‘low-impact’ to the environment hen compared to other herding animals such as sheep or goats, this fiber is stronger and warmer than sheep’s wool and is second only to mohair in strength. It equals or surpasses typical thermic characteristics of cashmere and mohair.