Julio Capcha

He was born in Junin region. His parents were knitters that used hand telares. They knitted blankets and belts with Andean designs. He has learned all the different flat knit techniques since he was a child.

Years later he moved to the capital and worked in a small fabric factory where he learned more techniques. Because all the knowledge he has learned he decided to open his own workshop together with his relatives. Nowadays he produces blankets, chales, ponchos, scarf sans other products made of alpaca wool. Julio employs 40 mothers that in their free time do by hand the finishing using crochet.

All Julio´s production is being sold nowadays in touristic areas. He is willing to sell his products worldwide. For this reason Julio is one of the founders of APTECPERU and he hopes to export his products in a fair trade market.