ALLPAMAMAS IS AN ETHICAL FASHION PROJECT BORN OUT OF THE INTERCULTURAL EXPLORATION OF OUR TEAM'S SHARED EXPERIENCES
Founders María Puente Silva (Spain) and Vanessa Alarcón (Ecuador) collaborate with artisans to create sustainable pieces that carry the spirit of the Andes. Our clothes embody ancestral wisdom, quality design, and deep love for our Allpamama, our Mother Earth.
Each of our handmade garments is unique and contains its own identity. They are conceptualized, designed and produced in Ecuador.
SUSTAINABILITY IS A RESPONSIBILITY
Our designs and production model honor our Mother Earth, taking into account how to best serve her in every step of the process.
For each collection we use natural fibers, upcycled materials and organic dyeing recipes passed down by the grandmothers.
Each piece is designed with a zero waste result in mind.
Through our work, we aim to reclaim artisanal craft as the worthy and fairly paid profession
that it once was within the communities
that we work with.
This direct source of income enables women artisans in the countryside to preserve their generational craft as opposed to having to leave their land in search of employment in the city.
We work with women who carry the craftsmanship of their ancestors; a knowledge that remains from Ecuador's time as a renown source for quality handmade textiles.
Many of these techniques are in risk of disappearing - we'd like to change that.
CLOTHES ARE OUR SKIN & ARMOUR
Our garments are designed to be functional, comfortable and, above all, long-lived. They are carefully assembled by hand with top quality materials; remaining healthy and good-looking throughout their lives.
All of our designs are born out of a co-creation between designers and artisans. Together we create our own interpretation of the world around us and let it live in our textiles.