Awamaki Lab aims to empower and provide a stable source of income for indigenous women weavers and single mothers in Ollantaytambo, Peru through a fashion design collective that promotes fair-trade ethics.
The project is an experiment in the construction of a durable whole from multiple artistic points of view. It is the symbiosis of the aesthetic perspectives of both Quechua weavers and young fashion designers, whose combined labor brings to fruition something beautiful and practical. Ultimately, it is an exploration of how different cultures can work together to benefit each other, applying those tried and true team-building exercises to stimulate the local economy in rural Peru.
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