Mission & Values

Andean Textile Arts is dedicated to supporting the people and communities of the Andes in their efforts to preserve and revitalize their textile traditions.

Our Core Values

We believe that the textile traditions of the Andes are vital in sustaining the communities and cultures of the Andean people and that they are a precious part of our shared human heritage. We commit to supporting Andean artisans as they preserve, recover, and honor the living textile traditions of their ancestors while adapting to a changing world, and we commit to helping bring the beautiful Andean textiles, traditions, and people to the attention of the world.

We commit to supporting projects that give Andean peoples the education and resources they need to keep their textile heritage alive and growing into the future.

We commit to ongoing public education to increase awareness about the Andean weaving communities and their textile traditions.

We commit to expanding the base of cross-border financial and community support for their endeavors.

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