Who is WUAMAN?

The Founders

Sandra & Edoardo -

We created WUAMAN out of love. Love for each other, love for our families, and love for our fellow artisans from the Peruvian Andes.

WUAMAN is a 3rd generation family company certified as a fair trade manufacturer.
We are a direct-to-consumer brand, meaning we handle our own production and distribution. Therefore, your purchase directly supports the people who make the products.
Our purpose is to generate sustainable development in underdeveloped Andean communities, like ours, by creating fair trade/long-term employment.
- 80% of our employees are women
- We run Free Training Workshops
- We give back to our community


How It All Began

By Sandra -

In Huancayo, Peru (1987) my father, Jose Huaman, was sixteen years old when his father taught him to knit on a manual knitting-machine. Grandpa had his own business making clothing, and it was time for Dad to contribute.

A few years later, when Mom, Nelly, and Dad were expecting me. They decided to invest in two manual knitting machines, and expand the family business. They would knit sweaters and sell them at local markets. After years of hard work, they were excited to open their first shop.


Wuaman Social impact

Fast Forward to Year 1999

We wanted to become a more sustainable company. We produced all our products using Sustainable Alpaca Fiber, we eliminated plastic from our packaging and tags, and we began reducing our printing by going digital.

Today, our company is Fair Trade Certified by Peru’s Chamber of Commerce for Exportation.

Fair Trade Certification = Fair Wages + Community Involvement + Environment Protection.

We are equipped with modern knitting machines, along-side our original manual knitting machines.


Wuaman Fair Trade

WUAMAN Cares - Social Responsibility

We run Free Training Workshops where we teach embroidery, crochet, and sewing, to members of our community. By learning marketable trades, they can achieve economic stability and contribute to the growth of our community.

80% of our employees are women. Many are single mothers who work from home, where they can manage their work schedule while simultaneously taking care of their children. (Women make up 58% of Peru's unemployed population)


"By choosing WUAMAN, you are not only purchasing a quality product, you are supporting a community of artisans who are the beating heart of our company and the talented hands behind our products" Artisan & Founder, Sandra Huaman.