The land itself – called allpa in Quechua – inspired the creation of Allpa Perú, a company that...
Peru, Creatively Sustainable
The market has a craving for objects made from recycled materials or through sustainable projects. Check out these two initiatives in Lima and Chacas.
Waste not, Want it
Recurseo is the name of the collective founded in Lima by creative Peruvian designers who are transforming waste into useful and decorative objects. In addition to serving a specific purpose, these pieces invite us to replace the concepts of consumption that we have learned from childhood with a notion of sustainability. Recurseo turns out a wide range of products, including furniture, lamps, bags and decorative objects made from materials like plastic bottles, rubber and recycled wood, which are available for purchase at Dédalo in Barranco.
From an Artisan’s Hands
A group of young people from Chacas, a small town in the Ancash region northeast of Lima, is manufacturing high-quality wood furniture for sale in Peru and abroad. The group Artesanos Don Bosco originally emerged from the volunteer work of Italians who came to the country in the late 1960s. Each piece is handmade and reflects the fusion of Italian sensibility with the world view of the Peruvian Andes. The collective recently opened a new store in Lima’s bohemian Barranco neighborhood. The profits will be used to maintain the project in the more distant provinces of Peru.
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