It is an initiative that rises from the passion and admiration towards the Peruvian Artisan's handcrafted work and textiles. It aims, in a sustainable and socially responsible way, to revalue their work and be able to give them opportunities of growth and development.
To be a platform of empowerment for artisans from different communities in Peru, allowing them to improve their quality of life by promoting their textiles, training them, supporting their sustainable work and creating new work opportunities. By establishing public-private partnerships, we want to help create a fair work environment and better opportunities for our artisans.
To become a non-profit organization that supports, empowers and raises awareness for the weaving culture of artisans in Peru. Nuna Awaq would be the first platform where different designers and brands could trade information and collaborate with artisans on fair trade.
By 2022 we aim to have our first Nuna Awaq institute in the core of the mountains in Chincheros, Peru. There, artisans will have a proper space to work and be provided the materials and training necessary to be able to get certified by the ministry of employment. This certification would work as what we know as a master’s degree, making it possible for artisans to use their skills to grow and improve their quality of life.