We believe it’s possible to create fashion with love and preserving our planet.
We started in 2007 with only 12 mothers, nowadays more than 250 on different communities of the Peruvian Andes. This is our family and story
America Durand I am Peruvian mother and since younger, I felt the mission to get involved and help Andean communities, specially widows or single mothers. With an Social Assistant degree and an expert knitter, I am proud to see how the skillful hands of our mothers I lead, are changing their lives for better through my company.
Hans Valdez, Im Peruvian and travel all over my country and many others around the world. With an Ecotourism degree besides Managements in Fashion, I discovered the wonders of my textile heritage wich I combine with inspirations I continually get worldwide. Nowadays I can create our exquisite designs with our MIA team and go to worldwide trade shows. I lead the company.
Jenifer Valdez, I am a Peruvian mother of 2 kids With a degree in Tourism and wide knowledge of management, I have been supervising Fair trade companies in USA. Nowadays I am the manager for the whole production process and I supervise firmly our Fair-trade statements, keeping a close relationship with our mothers, suppliers, providers to maintain our certificates and the whole system under harmonic alliances.
Our Team As our brand stands for we do have men in our organization as well, some doing weaving and knitting. Majority of members are women who are neighbors of their different communities, knitting from their safe homes while looking after their kids or at their free time. Our MIA knitters are represented by women leaders chosen by themselves. These leaders are in charged of coordinating with our head offices in the highlands and Lima Hub office. Our knitters are very skillful thanks to our continuous workshops acquiring high standards to produce our collections.
Our Mission We work tirelessly to satisfy the needs our of customers. They are businesses that appreciate pure fibers, understand the value of “handmade,” and are looking for high quality, ecologically-friendly products that do not harm the environment. Our entire production process is based on these values, as well as the aim of promoting social inclusion.
Our Vision To produce beautifully-designed products that also have the added value of Fair Trade. To create more groups of mothers that are able to work from home, while providing a better standard of living for their entire family.
AMERICA DURAND / HANS VALDEZ
ONE OF OUR MIA PERU COMMUNITIES
It is not only about the knitting, MIA peru provides training to our mothers to be autonomous entrepreneurs, we give them workshops & lectures about education, nutrition, respect for environment and more so they are the example of their communities.
We share the annual benefits with each of our members and their families. We promote the most outstanding ones with prices and make loans or donations when is required.
For videos about our workshops, lectures, events and more, please click here miaperu/videos
The Good Fair Trade Practices – GFTP members of the Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board – PROMPERU, after many years of meticulous supervision of our entire production system that includes purchase of raw materials until the delivery of the final product to our clients and our accomplishment of the correct development of the 10 basic principles of fair trade, we have once more proudly obtained the renewal of our certificate ensuring the correct development of the process of our organization.