A super-soft rug made by Argentine artisans

Just over 50 per cent of the proceeds from each Animaná piece is reinvested in the artisans who made it

The ethical Argentine textile brand Animaná, founded by Adriana Marina, works with artisans across Patagonia and the Andes to create deliciously soft handwoven rugs, blankets, shawls and sweaters from the wools of sustainably bred camelids (llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos). Around 50 per cent of the proceeds from each Animaná piece is reinvested in the artisans who made it, enabling them to earn a fair wage, develop their skills and grow their own businesses. 

For the Decachi rug (150cm x 200cm, €490), made from llama wool in ton-sur-ton grey, Animaná worked with Marcelo Ballesteros, a weaver from Salta province in northwestern Argentina, to develop the product. He, in turn, has taught the techniques required to make the rug to other young men in his community, enabling them to continue to work locally and support their families.

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