Parwa started as a way to connect and share
with the world Zuleta's embroidery and Zuletan women. We have a passion for
embroidery and handcrafts.
Angela and I met training to climb Cotopaxi
Volcano, reaching successfully a height of 5,897 m (19, 347 ft). Since then we
found out we are neighbors and have climbed many other mountains
together. Through mountains we have discovered our country Ecuador, meeting new
communities and women.
We were always trying to find a project
different from our daily routine, we were looking forward to share our
Ecuadorian background and the things we love like traveling, biking and
running, mountains and meeting new people.
On the way, we realized we also wanted to support and
develop life changing projects. As we met women from different communities,
like Zuleta women, we were constantly amazed by how these women build
passion through their commitment to
support their families. The passion of embroidery in Zuleta is
passed down across generations of women. We want to work towards a better
life for them and their families.
So through our founding Parwa process we talked to Monica
Hernandez, she is one of the Founders of Finca Mono Verde, an amazing Nature
Conservancy Project in the coastline of Ecuador (www.fincamonoverde.com) and she has
been working in a project that she has named PROJECT CASA DE LAS AVES, this
project will help a great number of women in this area. (Please visit our
website for detailed information on PROJECT CASA DE LAS AVES.www.parwa.ec)
So through your purposeful shopping in our Parwa store we will help Project
Casa de las Aves to become a reality.
In short, we like fashion, we love our indigenous heritage
and life changing projects.
Here we are, joining fashion design, cultural heritage and
What a better way to do what we love by
designing hand in hand with our local artisans?
As we present our collection and sell our
goods, part of the money goes to life changing projects, that we will
continuously post and update for your knowledge, therefore as you shop you are
supporting a specific cause. Expect posts regarding our support to Casa De Las
Aves and the women connected to Parwa.
We want to promote a chain of change. All our goods are
handmade, by talented local Ecuadorian women. Our labels and
packaging goods are made from recycled fabrics! The women working with Parwa
are hard working, humble women who like us believe in change. Let’s break the
consumerism cycle and promote PURPOSEFUL SHOPPING!
Every blouse, skirt, coat or jewelry is
Thank you for believing in change!
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