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Our products are produced by Bolivian women groups in loving craftsmanship, which are, of course, also justly rewarded in the sense of Fairtrade.

By purchasing the unique and exclusive Suyana products, you not only support the producers and their families, but you also make a very important contribution to the „help for self-help“.

Further information – shop@suyana.ch

Foundation Pacha

Since 2004 handicraft women from El Alto have been working for the Foundation Pacha. They knit animals and finger puppets, produce hand embroidered cards and create picture books, fairytale bags and gift items for Christmas.

To produce a high-quality product, it requires a lot of dedication and imagination. Based on the orders from Switzerland two to eight women are employed.

Group Quiswara

The Quiswara group exists since 2005 and over the course of time several women have been involved. Each of them with their own creative talent. At present three to five women produce very special animals.

For the Foundation Orphanhealthcare, the women knit the animals of the children’s book „Just like you and me“. Each animal represents a rare disease and therefore it needs a lot of expertise to produce these details.

Julia S.

Julia lives with her family in the town of El Alto and has been manufacturing handicrafts for many years. She has been in contact with Suyana for over 10 years and has produced products for us. Since 2017 she is self-employed.

Her great talent is to produce hand embroidered cards. The following subjects are available: farmers, cholitas, flowers, wedding, birthday, good luck, birth, animals, grief, Easter + Christmas.

Group Vida Nueva

The project „Vida Nueva“ (new life) was launched in the city of La Paz in the year 1998. Vida Nueva worked with women in custody for many years in order to provide them with a better social reintegration into society through a meaningful occupation.

At present two to six women, with a lot of patience for details, are producing picture books, finger puppets and alpaca gloves.

Época Shop

The Época shop in La Paz sells many unique products made by more than 20 creative handicraft groups from Bolivia. Various bracelets and chains are available in the Suyana product range.

Their motto:

„Época, a magic shop, because we care about values and traditions of our ancestors with quality and authentic Bolivian design.“

Ceramic

The techniques for manufacturing ceramics were developed very early in Bolivia. Today, in the city of El Alto ceramic figures are still being designed and elaborated with great patience for the details.

We receive the products from various manufacturers who work with creative teams consisting of women and men. They produce animals of different sizes and at Christmas time bells and cribs.

Caramba

The handicraft women of Caramba produce unique knitwear in Alto Trujillo Peru. It is the aim, that the Mamitas with this type of work find their way into economic independence and self-employment.

Only high quality materials from Peru are processed. Available at Suyana: Baby beanies, booties, gloves and blankets.

Swiss Style made with Peruvian passion

Tejidos Carla

The group Tejidos Carla was founded by Carla’s mother. In addition to her daughter Carla she has trained several women on knitting machines. After the death of her mother Carla continued the project and took over 22 women as employees who work from home. The products are delivered to the production center where they are checked, weighed and usually embroidered. Suyana has been working with Tejidos Carla since 2018.