About Andes Gifts

We sell knitted hats, gloves, and scarves that are handmade by Aymara and Quechua artisans using traditional knitting techniques.

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We were founded on the principle of bringing sustainable employment opportunities to artisans living in rural communities throughout Peru and Bolivia. We believe in the principles of the
Fair Trade Federation

Our Values

  • Our goal is to connect thoughtful consumers with the makers of our products. Transparency in production matters.
  • We are committed to producing ethically made knitwear and providing consistent work for our knitting cooperatives.
  • We believe in people over profits.

Empowering Artisans

  • Our knitting cooperatives receive consistent projects throughout the year and set their own work schedule.
  • The artisans we partner with don’t need to commute to larger cities in order to support their families.
  • We believe in empowering indigenous women through economic opportunity.

Community-Based Production

  • Our mission is to create employment opportunities for Aymara and Quechua artisans that allow them to remain within their local community while earning a reliable income.
  • New designs are developed each year in collaboration with our artisans.
  • We believe in empowering artisans through long-term employment opportunities.

Handmade Products

  • Our products are comfortable, stylish, and functional.
  • Purchasing from Andes Gifts builds economic stability for our artisans and their families.
  • We believe in preserving the traditional knitting techniques of the Andes Mountains.

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