Pachacuti and Fair Trade
Pachacuti was founded in 1992 by Carry Somers, with a clear vision to preserve traditional artisanal skills in the Andes through combining high quality, environmentally-friendly materials with Fair Trade working practices. Our mission is to source ethically and locally throughout the supply chain to the benefit of communities and the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.
We work to empower rural women in Ecuador who are socially, economically and geographically marginalised, yet our products are sold in some of the foremost luxury stores around the world. Pachacuti means "world upside-down" in the Quechua language and we aim to provide an example within the fashion industry that a brand can create beautiful collections whilst still adhering to the highest social and environmental standards