Zacarias & Angelica
Zacarías and Angélica met thirty years ago when they both worked in a workshop that made alpaca knits that were exported to different parts of the world. They got married, started a family, and after working in that place for more than ten years, they decided to open their own workshop to care for and watch their four children grow. They never gave the new workshop a name, but everyone who knows it calls it Don Zacarías and Doña Angélica's workshop.
Currently three more women artisan work in the workshop, all of them are friends and neighbors who were trained by the couple, since they needed a job that would allow them to raise their children and sustain their homes. Sometimes, when the demand is high, more artisans come to the workshop.
The workshop has a lot of experience in exporting garments, since over the years they have learned to make them more neatly and carefully.
The techniques used to make the garments are very varied, and they are currently using the lace knit weaving technique for Yanawara, known for forming rows of holes that are woven all together or interspersed with various types of stitches.
The goal they have for their workshop is to continue growing. They understand that the more work they have to do, the more people can benefit from it, and thus, each garment they make is known and valued even more.