Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution

At La Sierra, we know that the future of fashion is slow. Real sustainability is based on long-term stewardship of both natural and human resources, resulting in a healthy environment, economic profitability and social and economic equity. And these elements just can’t be mass-produced.

Our number one priority at La Sierra is to connect you, the consumer, with the maker. We care deeply about supporting talented, one-of-a-kind artisans whose work has integrity. We strive to support our artisans, not just through fair pay and high-standard working conditions, but also through connection. We feel like our artisans are family, and we treat them as such. We are proud to work with the communities and individuals that we do, and we want the world to know them for their work.

With the ladies of the Suri Andino women's knitting organisation

 When you know who makes your products, and why and how they do it, you can start to make informed decisions about what you as a consumer want to support. We want our consumers to know exactly what they are getting, so they can decide for themselves whether or not it meets their ethical standards.

In Peru with Magdina, Manager of the Suri Andino women's knitting group

We are also committed to doing our part to make the fashion market more sustainable and Earth-friendly. Second only to oil, the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. Because the way we dress is also an essential part of how we communicate ourselves to the world, fashion will always be important, and it doesn’t have to cost the Earth. When we’re not buying vintage, we’re buying products that have as little impact on the environment as possible.

Visiting an Alpaca farm in Peru last year - checking out the animals at the start of the fibre supply chain!

Alpaca is one of the most sustainable fibres on the Earth, especially when it’s handcrafted. Informing the world about the sustainability of Alpaca fibre specifically is not only important for the future of our planet, but also for the long-term social, cultural and economic wellbeing of artisan communities that have continued for generations in South America. The crafts of Alpaca textiles are the lifeline of so many communities in South America, and through La Sierra, we want to keep this sustainable and ethical tradition alive.  

With some of the Alpacas - they had just been shorn of their fleece at the start of Summer.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to the people who support La Sierra and all the communities we are linked to. Each and every one of us feels the impact of your patronage, and we would not be who we are without you. Every time you choose to buy from us, you are supporting a more sustainable future, rich with community, tradition, and love.

In Peru with Paula, one of our artisan makers 

In Ecuador with Don Luis and his workers - they weave our scarves and blankets.

To find out more about Fashion Revolution Week, and who else you can support to contribute to the revolution, go to