AptecPeru is a World Fair Trade Organization member dedicated to providing market access for women artisans. Women from all walks of life come together to practice the traditional art of hand knitting, a skill that has been largely lost due to machine manufacturing. AptecPeru focuses on providing equal opportunity employment, fair payment, respectful treatment, and transparent supply chains to their artisans. They employ a diverse group of single mothers, grandmothers, students, and married women.
"It is beautiful to see women in their 20s and grandmothers in their 50s and 60s, all knitting together…they have dreams they want to accomplish through their work.”
— Maria del Pilar Marcapiña Altamirano