The PachaMama Project – Update

The PachaMama Project is launching today!

Way back during our South American adventures, we not only discovered the amazing lands and people of this stunning continent, but we also got to know a bit about their arts, culture and traditions. That’s where the idea of our new venture The PachaMama Project started.

Pachamama is the Quechuan word for Mother Earth. We know that a deep-found respect for the earth, her people and their cultures is an important aspect of responsible travel, and an aspect we have also tried to highlight in this blog.

With that aim, we visited various projects and organisations such as the Centro de Textilos Tradicionales del Cusco and met so many inspiring and talented individuals that live in relative poverty, relying upon the dying art of weaving for their livelihoods. We not only fell in love with their art, but wanted to do something to help. And so, The PachaMama Project was born back in Australia. With the help of our friends and partners in Peru, The PachaMama Project is an online boutique selling ethically sourced, environmentally friendly handmade accessories and homewares from Peru and around the world.

Traditional Peruvian weaving techniques using 100 percent natural fibres and dyes are being lost to cheaper imitations that seek only to satisfy the tourist market. We source only those products using traditional techniques and materials to help keep this important cultural heritage alive, and help provide sustainable incomes to the artisans and their families.

Our products are all unique and handmade using natural or upcycled materials. For that reason we are boutique, we do not sell in bulk, and you can be sure you will be getting a piece of the artisan’s culture and personality in every product. We also source products from various fair trade projects in Africa. At present we only ship within Australia, but we’re working towards international shipping in the future.

Please take a look at our website and facebook page. We hope you love our products as much as we do!

*PROJECT UPDATE* Our first few months have been very busy and we are now proud to include collections from Thailand from ThaiCraft Fair Trade after a recent visit to Thailand.

One Response to “The PachaMama Project – Update”
  1. munyivaresponsibletravel says:

    Reblogged this on The Responsible Traveller.

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