ALPACA: GOLD OF THE ANDES
In the time of the Incas, royalty considered garments made of alpaca fiber to be their most precious and valuable. The reason for this is alpaca fiber's characteristics of being soft, warm, lightweight, breathable, durable, sustainable and one of the finest fibers in the world. Alpaca fiber thermal regulates and keeps your body at its natural temperature.
Many women in these Andean communities are living in poverty; and they have very low self-esteem. INKAMODA provides training and fair wages for these women, and they use their earnings to improve the quality of life for their families and communities. We promote initiatives that strengthen women's capacities to achieve these skills autonomously.
We enable them to become perseverant warrior women who become our suppliers and main allies, and teach them to portray, in each garment, the story behind the label.
Since its creation, INKAMODA has created alliances with the best artisans in the Andes, and has established a direct collaboration with each of the local communities. Thanks to this holistic approach and without intermediaries, the Andean communities with which they work have grown their production capacity, generated better income and contributed to their economic and human development. This has given them pride and courage for what they do.
INKAMODA works toward the sensitization of society for a sustainable development of the artisans we work with. We strive to raise awareness about conscious dress and increase the demand for ethical fashion worldwide.
WHY CHOOSE INKAMODA
INKAMODA collaborates with artisans who work with respect, passion, and who transmit in each garment their ancestral skill. When you make the conscious decision to wear INKAMODA clothing, you are choosing to respect nature and take a step towards a more sustainable life and to foster the economic and cultural development of the precious Andean communities.