MIA Peru - Wool Knitwear
30 employees - lima, peru
MIA Peru is based out of Lima, Peru however, the women knitters span throughout small towns and villagesa all over Peru. MIA stands for Mothers In Action.
The company started with the purpose of helping widows, single mothers or any mother in need “who poses incredible weaving techniques but not being able express it due to their basic living conditions”. Most of the people employed at the company are mothers!
All employed by MIA Peru are classified as homeworkers. This provides the mothers (majority of the employees) the ability to tend to family matters while also earning a living. While this gives mothers extreme flexibility, it can also make it difficult to monitor other ethical principles. As MIA Peru is Fair Trade certified, monitoring that status can be difficult. Our goal is to work with MIA Peru to increase transparency and open a line of connection between the mothers, management and us. By providing this open connection we hope to provide even more benefits to the mothers, families and communities!
Each garment produced by us will have the name of the mother who made your sweater!
MIA Peru is also devoted to the 3 R’s - reducing, reusing and recycling at all stages in the production process. Management works with the home working mothers to provide training on how to minimize waste and adhere to the 3 R’s.