añañuca was established in 2009 to support and promote traditional woolcraft skills from Chile and Argentina; we recognise the contribution that these skills can make towards sustaining rural livelihoods, and to the preservation of a nation's cultural heritage.
The products that we sell are sourced directly and traded fairly, showing due respect for the skills of the artisan and their need to make a dignified livelihood. We buy work of the highest quality crafted using traditional techniques. Colour is all, and the majority of our textile products are dyed with natural plant-dyes, reproducing the rich colour palette of the season and landscape in which they are created.
Our aim is to provide a regular and reliable source of income for the individual artisans, indigenous and community groups that we work with. We work collaboratively to produce a range of plant-dyed, homespun yarns and hand-carved wooden accessories for discerning, ethically-minded knitters and weavers in the UK.
We are also keen to nurture indigenous design talent, and work with some of the region's finest artisans to produce unique, highly-textured woven textiles for contemporary interiors, as well as a collection of clothing and jewellery that draws inspiration from the region's rich and varied cultural heritage.
We currently sell via a retail website and at yarn and textile fairs, as well as being a niche supplier to specialist yarn and fair trade shops.
Doldowlod, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6HD