WEAR YOUR INTENTION
Andeana Hats partnered with Awamaki, a non-profit organization based in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Awamaki empowers women and helps connect indigenous communities in the remote Andes mountain regions of Peru to global marketplaces. By weaving, many women have now become the breadwinner of their families. They are able to earn money while passing down their ancient tradition.
What we need now more than ever in our world is connection. In a time where we can be so disconnected by technology, it’s encouraging to know that we can renew our own positive energy by tapping into the power grid of our planet. Andeana wants to harness the energy of the Sacred Valley into every hat; helping the people that wear them to ground themselves back to the Earth.
The vanishing art of textiles is still a surviving link to the great civilization of the Incas. The Quechua textile weavers of the Sacred Valley who work with Andeana Hats, all come from generations of weavers who have passed these ancient traditions down to them. All Andeana Hat bands are hand-made. The alpaca wool is hand-spun into thread, dyed by natural dyes, and skillfully woven into bands.