El Alto, Bolivia

Alpaca Wool Weavers

Artisans In Group


Styles Made


El Alto, adjacent to La Paz, in the Bolivian Andes, is at the highest populated altitude in the world. Here we partner with a family-run co-op of weavers led by Teofila that have been working together for more than 30 years.

Teofila and her workshop weave with 100% alpaca wool using simple pedal looms. Despite being lighter, alpaca wool is often softer and warmer than sheep's wool. It also happens to be hypoallergenic.