Artisan knitting. Courtesy of Unique

Unique will continue to offer the highest-quality artisanal products by carefully selecting the best materials and handmade garments. We strive to change the world and protect our planet by supporting local artisans instead of fast fashion. We hope you share our thoughts. 

Maria Calzadilla

Founder, Unique


 was born with the idea of empowering indigenous women, women that could work from home while taking care of their children and who previously took knitting courses at their local schools. A collaboration between a designer and the knitters; the designer providing with chic new designs, actualized tendencies and new garments to keep the manual machines working, while also exposing the garments to a broader market.
Using alpaca, llama, baby alpaca and baby alpaca wool mixed with natural silk, the knitters work with many different materials, depending on what the market has to offer. All of this materials being thermal-regulators, breathable and of long durability.
This wools made with camelids from the high altitude Bolivian Andes have a long sustainability chain. Starting with the shepherds and their communities, the wool resellers, designers and knitters, to finish at stores and supporting the local economy.

Alpacas in The Andes. Courtesy of Unique.

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