Ayacucho in Peru is a region high in the Andean Mountains. It is one of Peru's poorest regions and people have difficulty making ends meet, especially in the rural areas. The not-for-profit organisation Solid International has been working since 2005 to help the local population develop entrepreneurial skills and learn about modern agricultural techniques.
Some of the hats, scarves and other knitted goods in our Ayacucho collection are produced in the Manta workshop, set up in 2011. A number of the local women here have become involved in this project, which enables them to earn a fair wage that will help them to support their families.