At daph. we know it’s our responsibility to know how our products are made, where and by who. We visit our factories in Peru every year and as we have grown we have increased our manufacturing partners from one to three while expanding from Southern Peru towards the North. Without our partners we wouldn’t be able to bring our designs to life or learn about various materials. Get to know them below.
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, our original manufacturing partners are experts in the process of alpaca skins. With effort and ingenuity they have created a unique tannery process and they have developed the art and science of tanning and dyeing of alpaca skins.
Over the years they have become pioneers in the manufacturing of articles made of llama leather and accessories while continuing to improve its processes at each stage, ultimately establishing high-quality products.
They are quite dedicated and adhere to all regulations when it comes to water use and wastewater disposal ensuring that they surpass all pollutant removal process standards on a quarterly basis.
Their factory is led by a father- daughter team who know each of their employees by name and provide them with ample vacation, safe working environments and training to continue their skills and health services.
Founded in Lima, Peru in 1982, by a husband-and-wife team, our manufacturing partner was created to live out a young girl’s dream of following in her mother’s footsteps. Their family-owned and operated company has been successful for over three decades.
Their strength comes from the talented local artisans with whom they partner with who work with ancient techniques passed from generation to generation. The artisans are able to transform their families and communities, using their unique handiwork as a bridge to economic independence.
From day one, our apparel manufacturing partner has become one of the first companies to export luxury apparel made with the finest natural fibers available in Peru. Today, they are proud to be one of the largest producers of handmade fashion in the world.
They make the most of the fiber’s beauty, softness and warmth while maintaining a commitment to humane, sustainable farming. Similarly, their ultra-soft pima cotton is responsibly sourced, ensuring that local farmers’ crops continue to yield bountiful harvests for future generations. As they are transformed into bolts of luxury fabric and unique finished pieces, they strive to preserve the inherently high quality of the materials in their purest form, using natural coloring and safe, ecologically sound manufacturing methods.
Each piece celebrates the luxurious quality of alpaca, baby alpaca and pima cotton, with pride and dedication woven in.
Dedicated to the manufacturing of high-end leather footwear and accessories our newest manufacturing partner is located in the city of Trujillo, La Libertad. Trujillo is famous for its heritage of pre-Columbian cultures, and that dedication that generation after generation has been transmitted in the manufacturing of shoe and now accessories. Mixing Peruvian tradition, the selection of the best raw materials, highly qualified personnel and the constant search for new technologies and design trends our partners create unique quality products.
Our partners are made up of a team of 39 employees who all receive fair wages, family health insurance, several bonuses, vacation and personal loans with 0% interest.
An active member in CIMA, an active NGO that works to protect the Cordillera Azul National Park, located in the alta jungle of the Peruvian Amazon, our manufacturing partner works towards protecting over 1.5 million hectares of threatened rainforest. Through their efforts with CIMA, our partners focus on establishing sustainable livelihoods through technical assistance and support for the transition from land use to agroforestry systems for sustainable cocoa and coffee production. Their conservation efforts include biological monitoring and scientific research as well as surveillance and control of illegal human activities.