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Yapa artisans. Courtesy of Yapa

Yapa

Yapa means “An added bonus, a gift given by the merchant to the client as a sign of appreciation”. That is the intend of YAPA, to give a sustainable gift from the Andes to the world. YAPA is inspired by Andean Vibes and combine traditional craftsmanship with modern and fun designs to create superior quality, sustainable 100% alpaca sweaters, cozy, lightweight and unique.

Yapa´s mission is to be agents of change. Challenging and pushing boundaries to make stylish products in a way that is fit for the world we live in today: Beautiful, sustainable and responsibly made demonstrating that a 100% responsible business practice is the only way to do business and the materials and products origin are a key to the concept.

YAPA turns to the experience of artisans, whose skills have been transmitted from generation to generation with a real desire to keep ancient traditions alive and support Bolivian communities.
The founder and creative director, Bernarda cherishes her natural bond with her native country and believes in giving back, which is why YAPA´S priority is to work with local Bolivian artisans in the making of products.

Yapa artisans. Courtesy of Yapa

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