Peru

Sustainable Craftsmanship in the Andes: 

Solids Knitting Workshop, affectionately known as Manta, is a beacon of sustainable craftsmanship and empowerment located in the picturesque but harsh heart of the Peruvian Andes, in Ayacucho. Established in 2011, Solids Knitting Workshop has been dedicated to producing exquisite knitwear for conscious fashion and home décor brands across the globe. Beyond its commitment to quality, Solids Knitting Workshop serves as a crucial source of empowerment for over 190 underprivileged women, offering them fair employment and the chance to develop into world-class knitters.

Guided by the belief that empowering women leads to the empowerment of entire communities, Crafts by Solid's Knitting Workshop strives to enhance the living conditions of its artisans and their families. With a team of 16 dedicated professionals overseeing production and management, the workshop embodies a fusion of social consciousness and unparalleled professionalism, ensuring sustainable growth and positive impact.

Despite facing challenging circumstances marked by social and economic hardships, Crafts by Solid's Knitting Workshop recognizes the remarkable talent and potential within its artisans. Committed to upskilling these individuals, the workshop transforms innate abilities into highly sought-after skills, providing employment opportunities during peak seasons and offering flexibility to balance work and personal life effectively.

Crafts by Solid's Knitting Workshop's commitment to sustainability and excellence extends to its choice of materials, collaborating with top yarn providers in Peru to ensure access to high-quality, ethically sourced materials. From luxurious alpaca to organic cotton and recycled fibers, the workshop's products not only epitomize beauty but also uphold ethical production standards, reflecting its dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of women and their families, one stitch at a time.

Want to know more about our workshop

Come take a look at our 'umbrella' website of the organisation behind Crafts by Solid: Solid