Apocheta Artisan Designs
Fair Trade, Hand Woven, From the Heart of Peru
Apocheta is a clothing and accessories brand with a difference. We connect fair trade artisan producers from the Peruvian highlands with consumers seeking premium fashion and design with a conscience.
Our lines are created by leading designers working with the finest, hand-woven and other artisan textiles. Our designers craft the highest quality business and casual wear that comes with a unique story, every piece of cloth carries the history of the producers who created it and each one of our designs reflects the deep heritage of the country it they came from.
Our textiles originate from highly skilled weavers in the Peruvian Andes. The art of weaving has a long and important role in the history of civilization in ancient Peru; an art that thrives today in the hands of expert weavers using the very finest Alpaca wool and pima cotton. Continuing this ancient tradition provides an important source of highly skilled employment, supporting families and villages by connecting high quality products with an international market.
Our producers and designers follow fair trade standards throughout their entire supply chain. Our woven textiles are produced in worker-owned cooperatives that exist to provide income and empowerment to the mostly female weavers(not all weavers, we have a lot of hand crafted crochet, knit, and hand woven and some machine woven) that hand craft the textiles used by our designers.
The Apocheta brand comprises creations from internationally renowned designers in Peru, experts in the use of these premium materials to create contemporary designs that are based on ancient traditions.