In 2009, the Lucuma Designs team met with Edith’s family and began working together soon after. Today she is finishing college and managing a group of knitters. Read more.
This year, get wild with our zoo alpaca wool ornament mix! These lovely little handknit ornaments will certainly find loving homes.
These ornaments were creatively knitted in fine, 100% alpaca wool in Peru and will make whimsical additions to any room. Ordering for Christmas? We recommend you plan ahead and order early for the best assortment. Each set of 12 may come with alligators, giraffes, rhinos, lions, monkeys, elephants, hippos, and zebras. Running late? See our single knitted ornaments here!
Don't forget to check out our video of Elvira, one of our talented knitters, creating an alpaca wool ornament!
Edith Cruz: A Woman Who Knits
Edith Cruz: A Knitter Empowered by Fair Trade
In her rural village overlooking Lake Titicaca, near Puno, Peru, Edith Cruz grew up watching her mom knit scarves, sweaters, and gloves to sell. Her nine-year-old sister Veronica and most of her girl friends knitted their own dolls to play with, but Edith wasn’t interested at the time. Instead, she tried knitting in high school at age 14, which to her felt old--and today, she is glad she did!
Knitting an Alpaca Ornament
Knitting an Alpaca Ornament in Puno, Peru
About: Have you ever wondered what it takes to hand-knit our adorable alpaca wool ornaments? Watch Elvira, one of our talented knitters from Puno, Peru, create an alpaca ornament!
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