Note! This product is a pre-order of Spring / Summer 19, which means that it is made for YOU personally, and that only the number of orders placed are produced. We will take orders up until 15th of December, then production starts. It will be delivered, by your choice, either with pickup in our physical store, or to your mailbox, during first week of March 19.
Light density jersey-stich as a detail at top front
100% Peruvian Pima Cotton
knitted on artisanal Machines
How it's made
Excellent working conditions
This product is 100% produced in Peru, the birthplace of the founder Grace. The label uses only artisans with knowledge of the traditional Peruvian craft, and they are responsible the whole process. The relationship is close and consistent throughout the production process, and it is also an ongoing process, where knowledge and craftsmanship is further developed and refined for every season. Graciela have been working with 1 big community of artisans in Puno in south of Peru since 2016 and it is growing organicly.
This product does not contain any animal matter or biproducts from animals.
This product is 100% Organic, which means there are no pesticides or chemicals used in the process. The organic cotton is grown controlled and slowly at the north coast of Peru and the slow process creates superb high quality fibers. It carries the GOTS certification and is grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards that protect the environment and wildlife. Natural methods are used to manage soil quality, diseases, and other issues that arise during the farming process. It is not made with use of synthetic fertilizers or herbicides that strip land of nutrients, and artificial chemicals and GM (Genetically Modified) crops are banned.
Organic products does not produce sewage sludge or ionizing radiation, and the organic materials have been sourced with use of natural pesticides. The treatment of the material is also chemical free and holistic.
This product is also scoured with biodegradable detergent. The scouring water is treated and all the dirt and organic material is reused in the gardens of the factory or agricultural lands nearby.
high quality products
The aim of the brand Graciela Huam is to create knitwear with a quality superior to what you find on the mass marked. Therefore there are made no compromises in any parts of her production process. Nothing is left to chance, the time it takes and the skills of the artisans makes the quality of each chosen raw material impeccable.
All raw material used for this product is certified organic via the GOTS Certification, which implies that there are no use of chemicals in the process. The coloring process is however not non toxic, even though it is all kept at a minimum. This product is Oeko-Tex 100 Certified as well.
This product actively supports education. Education is an important thing for Graciela Huam, and the foundation in the success of their textile communities. If future generations are going to be able to evolve and continue the artisanal work, they need access to information and knowledge about how to interpret it. They need to be able to decide, build and maintain.
Twice a year Graciela Huam organizes a visit to the city of Puno to train techniques, trends, European habits, color palettes and trade to the development and production team. This training of artisans, gives them the combination they need to be able to merge the traditional crafsmanship with the changing trends of the fashion scene. They train both male and female weaving producers in the developing, production, management and commercialization process of the products. blending Dutch and Peruvian traditions.
Graciela Huam also work on a project to improve the educational level in rural areas and the recognition of one of the most important ancestral traditions of Peru, such as Hand-knitting. Today there is only one official hand-knitting certifying center in Peru. Graciela Huam is therefore involved in the planning of a certification center in Puno and surrounding rural areas.
In the developing world people migrate to the big cities to get jobs and find a larger specter of opportunities, but they often end up in extreme poverty. Graciela Huam works to make job opportunities and local small businesses grow in rural places. In this way, they will be able to work and support their families. The goal is that the education in hand knitting and machine should be valued and recognized as a technical and artistic study in Peru.
Supporting Traditional Skills
Graciela is committed to partnering with local entrepreneur artisans and small businesses, and is currently, working in partnership with 67 talented artisans. Every product uses traditional craftsmanship, either by handknitting or with artisan machines gauge 5 and 7. The size and pace of the production is entirely ruled by the season and techniques. Graciela Huam doesnt work with industrial machines.
The workshop in Peru has more than 1,200 solar panels installed on the ample roof span. It provides for 80% of Graciela’s energy needs in the production there. Also both the courier service and the company responsible for packaging and labeling are choosing energy saving methods whenever possible. Both are CO2 neutral. The yarn supplier in Peru uses only recycled plastic bags. Later on, the same bags are used for packaging of samples.
Graciela Huam recycle all yarn that is left over in production and try to reduce waste in all other stage of production, from the tag labels to transportation.
This product is shipped from Norway
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