Our artisans come primarily from the mountainous zone of Otavalo in Ecuador. This area has been characterized by its excellent hand-made crafts and a rich indigenous culture, which is reflected in its art and traditions.
These communities have been able to sustain their families economically and have also developed a unique identity promoting traditional Andean designs.
Despite their rich culture and hard work, this Andean zone continues to face many economic and social challenges. According to an analysis of the city government, 68.6% of Otovalens live in poverty and 44% face extreme poverty, in which even their basic necessities are not met.