Created on February 27, 1991, we are an alternative commerce organization which distributes a variety of products to the growing fair trade markets in the United States and Europe. We partner with talented artisans across Perú to find new markets for their products, communicate trends in product design, and deliver ongoing capacity-building opportunities.
The majority of our artisan partners
work in ceramic, what is known as
the Ayacucho style.
Weaving in Peru is an activity
that can be traced back to over
3000 years in our past.
Are handcrafted ornamented
handicrafts made from the
fruits of the pumpkin
Is a technique that combines
the creation with ancestral ways
Is one of the most recognized
expressions of art of the artisans
of Ayacucho, in Peru.
It is known that in Peru the music
goes back at least to about 10,000
years of antiquity.
MANOS AMIGAS belongs to the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) since 1999, and in 2016 we were certified as a “Guaranteed Fair Trade” member.
The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is the global representative body of over 400 members committed to 100% Fair Trade. The WFTO is the authentic voice of Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values.
The WFTO operates in over 70 countries across 5 regions; Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North American and the Pacific Rim, with elected global and regional boards, to create market access through policy, advocacy, campaigning, marketing, and monitoring. It is the only global network whose members represent the Fair Trade chain from production to sale.
“Navel of the World” in Quechua,
archaeological capital of Latin America,
it was the heart of the Inca Empire.
The folkloric capital of Peru.
Its main attraction is Lake Titicaca,
the highest navigable lake in the world.
The capital of Peru founded by
Francisco Pizarro January 18, 1535.
Known as the “City of the kings”