Hilandería Warmi® – Resolute Women at Work
Hilandería Warmi® from Jujuy, Argentina, was created more than 100 year ago. It has a long history and experience in llama and sheep fiber spinning and creates unique handmade textile products that are 100 percent natural, with high quality and design that reflect the history, identity and culture of natives from the Puna region.
Hilandería Warmi® is a social enterprise (Empresa B Certificada®) that is focused on validating an innovative territorial development model that harmonizes several factors and respectfully combines cultures and modern management techniques to achieve a positive impact in the sustainable social and economic development of the Argentine Puna region. It is strongly convinced that the only way to overcome backwardness, poverty and lack of opportunities is to work hard, and take advantage of the knowledge and values of the Andean Culture.
From the Puna, for the whole world, Hilandería Warmi® continues to build value, merging visions and cultures and shaping its identity in authentic, real, unique products.
The term Puna has Quechua origin and means ‘high altitude region’. It is a raised plateau more than 3,000 meters (9,900 feet) above sea level. Continuing the great Bolivian plateau, the Argentine Puna covers mainly the west of Jujuy, Salta, and Catamarca. Despite the cold and persistent wind and the thin air from the altitude, the Puna has been inhabited by man for millennia and is home to aboriginal ruins, colonial churches, and ghostly mining towns.
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