We were born to create a link between
the peruvian artisan families and the international market, guaranteeing equitable working condition
for them and a sustainable future for you.
After coming back from his worldwide trip in 2015, Fernando Corrales was motivated to make positive changes in his home country. So he founded Giró, previously with the name Millma & Qaytu - meaning “wool and yarn” in Quechua, native language spoken by the Incas - as a way of giving back to the local communities of south Peru.
And so, little by little, we started to get in touch with peruvian artisans and farmers, finding a way to work together and revive some of the lost ancestral textile traditions of the pre-Columbian era.
You see, the old peruvian civilizations have been using the alpaca fiber for millions of years, perfecting their weaving and dyeing techniques to create the highest quality textile posible.
It’s no surprise that only kings and royalty were allowed to wear clothes made from alpaca. It was literally considered “the fiber of gods”, especially because of it’s amazing properties.
The alpacas love their new haircut.
Using "pushka" tool.
Only water and plants, baby!
It takes 2-3 days to finish it.
For many, many, many years.