CELEBRATING OUR ARTISAN WOMEN...In honor of international womens day…

ELEVEN SIX’s novelty knitwear is hand-made by cooperatives of artisans in Peru and Bolivia. These women (and a few men) are empowered by working in an entrepreneurial or family-workshop environment and are dedicated to the production of high quality pieces using traditional textile techniques of hand knitting, macramé and crochet. The many hours that are devoted to crafting every item make each piece produced by an artisan one of a kind. It’s tag denoting the artist’s signature and an edition number, passes on some handcrafted love to its new owner.

See behind the scenes videos and photo by Ellie Connell of Reeling Films…

Also see Catherine Carnevale’s VOGUE LIVING travel diary piece: Andean Artisanship HERE

Meet some of our artisan women….on our past trip we captured a series of group shots and portraits of these incredible souls whom are the roots and heart of ELEVEN SIX. We wanted to share a few

Meet artisan Judith (left) with her Mother (center) and Auntie (right) at a family run workshop on the outskirts of Lima. Her husband, brother-in-law and nephews work on the hand-flat knitting machines and the women-knit by hand. They are working on our Fall 18 production.

Meet artisan Judith (left) with her Mother (center) and Auntie (right) at a family run workshop on the outskirts of Lima. Her husband, brother-in-law and nephews work on the hand-flat knitting machines and the women-knit by hand. They are working on our Fall 18 production.

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Meet artisan Maria whom runs a small family-run workshop from her house. The workshop have produced our signature  Mia sweater amongst other styles.

Meet artisan Maria whom runs a small family-run workshop from her house. The workshop have produced our signature Mia sweater amongst other styles.

Meet artisan Elza whom is part of our Lima-based group that produce our signature hand-knit pop-corn stitch  Camilla sweater

Meet artisan Elza whom is part of our Lima-based group that produce our signature hand-knit pop-corn stitch Camilla sweater

In La Paz, Bolivia visiting the women’s cooperative we work with. These traditionally dressed artisan women are known as Cholita’s and are a symbol of cultural identity. They wear their dress with pride daily as it celebrates their femininity, elegance and pride. Its incredible that they work in their bowler hats all day long!

In La Paz, Bolivia visiting the women’s cooperative we work with. These traditionally dressed artisan women are known as Cholita’s and are a symbol of cultural identity. They wear their dress with pride daily as it celebrates their femininity, elegance and pride. Its incredible that they work in their bowler hats all day long!

Meet artisan Agueda.

Meet artisan Agueda.

Meet artisan Magdalena Mena whom has such a fun-filled, lively personality.

Meet artisan Magdalena Mena whom has such a fun-filled, lively personality.

Meet artisan Maria

Meet artisan Maria

Meet artisan Ana Quea. Often the color combinations of the artisans outfits incredibly inspiring. We incorporate and use of the rayon tape yarn that the artisans macramé their shawls from within some of our ELEVEN SIX pieces.

Meet artisan Ana Quea. Often the color combinations of the artisans outfits incredibly inspiring. We incorporate and use of the rayon tape yarn that the artisans macramé their shawls from within some of our ELEVEN SIX pieces.

Meet Artisan Elvira

Meet Artisan Elvira

Meet artisan Paulina Machaca.

Meet artisan Paulina Machaca.