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Puno artisans to exhibit at Peru Moda
April 24, 2012
Women artisans from Peru's southeastern Puno region will take part in this week's Peru Moda trade show in Lima, the main event of the Peruvian fashion industry.
The women entrepreneurs, belonging to Grupo Nueva Generación of Chipana and Asociación de Mujeres Artesanas Sumaq Qori Maqui of Azangaro, have been trained in weaving techniques and business management by NGO Movimiento Manuela Ramos.
They will showcase a collection of hand-knitted garments in alpaca, baby alpaca and cotton fibers as well as accessories for women, clothing for children and a variety of toys.
The organization currently provides training to 1,500 women through development projects such as "Improving access and income of Quechua and Aymara women artisans in Puno."
The Lima Fashion Week got underway Monday and will run through Saturday, showcasing the best of the Peruvian export supply in apparel, footwear, jewelry, handmade gifts and home accessories during its two main events, Peru Moda and Peru Gift Show.
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