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Part of the Mayu process is continuous education in both Peru and here in the US. Bercilia is taking a tiny break to jot down some product specs.
Measuring can be a creative task in Peru, especially when the tape measurers "go missing"! Elvira, Bercilia and Norma have got their special measuing corner so they can gauge how much of the alpaca shawl still needs to be knit.
Elvira and Horfila are measuring our alpaca wrap to ensure that the size is just right. Don't let the rocky concrete alarm you! Mayu's knitters are making do with the workshop space they have.
Mirtha is working her magic to get the alpaca wool ready to crochet some ties for a scarf. Although you might not think, putting together sets of ties is a lot of work. You've got to stay away from potential knots when dealing with the cones of alpaca fiber.
Diana, Mari, Elvira and Bercilia are putting the finishing touches on our hoodie. When time is of the essence, they are always there to help one another out. In this case, it is all about teamwork.
Norma is our "tag-lady"! She is responsible for sewing Mayu's tags into each alpaca accessory. No product leaves Peru without a special Mayu tag. Here she is putting the fnishing touches on one of Mayu's alpaca throws.
Diana is gently hand washing a hoodie. Mayu artisans wash each alpaca accessory just like this with baby shampoo to ensure it dries super soft and smelling yummy.
Once our alpaca accessories have been washed, they are placed to dry in the strong Andean sun, typically on Maria's roof. Although you can't see, the view is spectacular -- the snow capped mountain peaks in the background add to the true beauty of our products.