Selecting our curated network of artisans takes time and patience. The first requirement for all our contributors and associates is that they much share our common vision. We protect freedom of association and collective bargaining, and even foresee alternate means as necessary. We are against all types of discrimination, harassment and abuse. Not a single Wayra employee, artisan or associate works under coercion, exploitation or accepts corruption in any forms. No child labor is used, whatsoever.
Our employees carry out their activities in a safe setting and a healthy environment. They receive fair and timely payment, with every legal benefit. The work activities are carried out within working hours, with strict observance for the rest days our employees are entitled to. Wayra is comitted to improve the artisan´s quality of life and to keep creating sustainable development around the country.
Our firm strictly complies with environmental laws, we are concerned for the environment and we respect wildlife. Most of all, we want to create a big impact in the life of the artisans we work with. This is why our activities have a long-term vision, and are always concerned with caring for everybody’s home, both for today and the future generations. This is reflected in all our products, and our community of artisans experience the satisfaction knowing their work is highly appreciated and valued.
At Wayra we produce industrial and artisanal textiles with natural fibers that generate sustainable development under fair trade practices and provide adequate compensation to companies and artisans throughout Peru. We work with the following certifications that allow us to continue our commitment to sustainability:
We are provisional members of the WFTO. The World Fairtrade Organization (WFTO) is a global community of social enterprises that fully practice Fair Trade. Their Guarantee System verifies that all members pioneer business models put people and the planet first following 10 principals of Fair Trade:
- Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
- Transparency and Accountability
- Fair Trading Practices
- Payment of a Fair Price
- No Child Labor, No Forced Labor
- No Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
- Good Working Conditions
- Capacity Building
- Promote Fair Trade
- Respect for the Environment
SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is the most widely used social audit in the world. SMETA is Sedex’s social auditing methodology, enabling businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain.
Sedex SAQ consists of 4 fundamental pillars – Labor Standards, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics. The four pillars take into account legal requirements, international standards and best practices.
Intertek’s Global Security Verification (GSV) programme employs a cutting-edge methodology for promoting best practices throughout the global trade industry. GSV Reduces audit fatigue by enabling suppliers to share their verification reports with various importers, allowing them to prioritise resources towards learning and continuous improvement versus repeat auditing
We are part of the AIA, the International Alpaca Association in Peru that seeks to position alpaca fiber in the world textile market, achieving its recognition as one of the world’s finest fibers with ancient history and beneficial properties.
The association aims to promote a stable demand, sustainable growth, and benefits for all the links in the value chain (such as breeders, industrialists, garment-makers, traders and designers).
The ALPACA MARK guarantees the content and quality of the alpaca fiber used in the different products that bear the ALPACA MARK.
Responsibly Made in Peru
As a Peruvian manufacturing company we are committed not only to creating longlasting meaningfull pieces but also to generating positive impacts in our artisan´s communities, promoting fair trade practices and shifting the fashion industry towards conscious brands.
Kilos of waste yarn reused in local projects.
Of our packaging is made with reusable and recycled materials.
Artisans workshop partnerships.
HOW WE DO IT
We’re passionate about taking steps towards being more sustainable. We do private label and work with luxury fashion retailers creating versatile, timeless and longlasting pieces. We want to embrace heritage craftsmanship, women´s empowerment and active role in the peruvian economy and create solid partnerships with our stakeholders with a strong purpose for a more conscious future.
“What I like the most about working in Wayra is the opportunity of connecting and building long-term relationships with customers around the world. I enjoy being able to learn each day about the alpaca industry which is a symbol of pride for us as Peruvians. I also love seeing how our artisans grow and become more professional while working with Wayra!”.
Camila, is part of the sales team since 2018
“Wayra is a firm that provides an excellent service and is always on top of the production and punctuality in delivering our products. The direct contact with our customers allows us to offer a completely customized service.”
Alejandra, is part of the sales team since 2018