Inkari - Cruquius, Netherlands
Inkari creates handmade products made from alpaca wool. All their products are made in Peru from the highest quality wool and by the most skilled and experienced artisans. Inkari strive to be a 100% socially responsible business with equality and transparency whilst having a positive economical impact on everyone in their supply-chain.
Inkari was founded by Daniel Meeboer and Neal Willard in the winter of 2014. After years of travelling through Central & South America, Daniel & Neal founded a non-profit organisation called Creating Water to help communities that lack access to safe drinking water with a sustainable, low-tech and cheap solution, fogfarming (www.creatingwater.org). They met people of diverse cultural backgrounds, from all sorts of different social classes. Amongst these people, they met alpaca wool farmers and producers. Having felt alpaca wool first hand, and seen the way in which the alpacas live on large free-range farms in the beautiful Andes Mountains, they felt determined to bring part of that luxury back with them to the Netherlands.
Daniel and Neal continued to travel through Peru researching the best suppliers and producers. They wanted to create the perfect combination between authenticity and fashion, luxury and tradition.
Inkari create natural, handmade products made from alpaca wool. All products are made in Peru from the highest quality wool and by the most skilled artisans from the Peruvian Highlands.
ETHICALLY, SUSTAINABLY & SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE
Inkari strongly believes in equality and transparency. All those in Peru who create the products are respected as equals, given both fair wages and fair treatment. Fair trade is Inkari's number one priority in their relationship with their partners. Additionally, all products are entirely animal friendly. The alpacas from which the wool is produced are sheared once a year. This wool is the number one source of income for Peruvian farmers. Therefore, the alpacas are treated respectfully and never harmed.
Inkari strive to be a 100% socially responsible business and to have positive economical impact on everyone in their supply-chain. By paying honest wages and prices they believe they are creating a positive economic cycle where everybody is gaining and motivated to deliver the best work they can.
This protects Inkari's high quality standard to create beautiful, soft products from alpaca wool.