This garment was made from natural cotton from Peru that was sourced from local markets. It was produced in factories with fair working conditions and dyed using low impact dyes - our goal is to promote economic growth in the developing world.
This product was made by women entrepreneurs as part of a small worker owned cooperative in Bolivia called K'anchay meaning 'splendor' in Quecha. The K’anchay cooperative is located in Villa Pagador, an immigrant settlement in the dusty outskirts of Cochabamba. Most people came to this neighborhood from the countryside, after a 10 year long drought greatly damaged the traditional agriculture. While over the years some infrastructure has been provided to this area, there is still a dire lack of basic services like water and sanitation. The rate of unemployment is still very high, as is the street criminality.
The cooperative was created in 2004, and has 10 active member-owners. Solidarity Bridge of Greenola, has provided an interest-free startup loan for this project, which was used for sewing machines, equipment and a guarantee deposit for the work space.