Beautifully intricate textile and knit pieces produced by these talented artists have helped preserve the local Andean culture while also blessing the world with their talent. The skills and techniques they use are passed down by generations to create dexterously produced garments and accessories.
Bolivia's unique positioning in the Andean nation gives it access to many specialty material and fabrics that are not available anywhere else in the world. Luxurious alpaca, llama and the traditional aguayo textile, are materials used by Bolivian artisans to create these beautiful designs.
My name is Pamela. I am originally from Bolivia but have been living in New York since 2017. I dedicated the first part of my life to working on social and sustainable projects, marketing, and collaborating with artisans from around the globe to support their projects. My professional work allowed me to meet artisans, appreciate their work and learn about their challenges, traditions, and history.
This is how Yanawara was born.
Yanawara is a purpose-driven start-up business dedicated to the curation and design of clothing and accessories ethically made by Bolivian artisans. I take pride in the fact that I am a woman; our target audience is mostly women, and that I work mostly with women artisans.