Inti Woven Belt
* 100% of your purchase will go back into the organization to help the women and families we serve and enhance the BraveWorks' Artisan program.
Spice up your outfit with one of our unique, Inti Woven Belts! Handwoven by female artisans in Peru who are coming out of poverty, these belts look great dressed down with jeans or tied over your skirt or dress.
Dimensions: 56" Long, 1.5" Wide
Material: Non-Toxic Dyed Sheep Wool
Handmade In: Peru
Artisan Group: Awamaki
Awamaki is a 501c3 non-profit that works to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being in rural Peru. With Awamaki, Peruvian artisans are able to create fashionable items, such as colorful wristlets, belts, knitted items and more, using ethically-sourced leather and handwoven textiles.
Awamaki also works with different cooperatives in the Patacancha and Kelkanka communities for woven textiles, it is based on a rotation system to ensure income and orders are equally distributed amongst the artisans. There are 3 cooperatives – Awac Phuna, Songuillay, and Wakanquilla Kelkanca – with about 90 women artisans who partner with Awamaki to weave textiles.
Lifestyle Photography by Christina Hussey Photography.
Inti Woven Belt
Where it's made
Founded by Kennedy Leavens in 2009, Awamaki creates lasting impact for 140 women in the remote Andean mountains of Peru by helping rural Andean women’s associations launch successful small businesses creating authentic, high-quality products and experiences. Awamaki invests in women’s skills, connects them to market access and supports their leadership so they can increase their income and transform their communities. A member of the Fair Trade Federation, Awamaki provides educational programs and workshops about production, organization, quality training, and entrepreneurship. The women receive the skills and training essential to one day lead their cooperative with financial independence and self-sufficiency.
How it's made
All knitted items are 100% alpaca wool and is ethically sourced. The yarn is ethically sourced, spun, hand dyed using azo-free dyes, and is hand knitted by empowered women. Using these ancient technologies and techniques allows the women artisans to preserve their craft and provide for their families. All artisans are paid a fair wage for their work creating these items.