Threads of Peru is a collaboration aimed at educating the world about the unique beauty and cultural significance of the Andean people and their textile traditions. Through the web, community tours, and international sales, we connect indigenous Andean weavers of Peru to a global market; contributing to the survival of this art form and to the health and well-being of the people that sustain it.
Threads of Peru began when Adam Foster Collins and his university design class started Project Peru in Nova Scotia, Canada and contacted Ariana Svenson and Apus Peru in Cusco.
“The question: How can we use our Design skills to benefit people who are struggling in another part of the world, while helping ourselves through educational experience?”
The resulting collaboration led to a fundraising campaign in Canada, eleven designers travelling to Peru for hands-on education in the realm of indigenous Andean culture and weaving, and the creation of this website.
Now Threads of Peru has been established as a Peruvian NGO, and is branching out to create more projects and foster collaborations with other organizations and individuals.