Production & Suppliers

CO Expo 2022: Latin American Sourcing Showcase

An introduction to the opportunities for sustainable and ethical sourcing from Latin America, with a showcase of pioneering suppliers from across the continent. In partnership with PRO ECUADOR

Latin America is gifted with natural resources, high-quality raw materials, as well as a rich culture and textile heritage. 

In partnership with Pro Ecuador, read on to discover pioneering and emerging businesses offering natural fibres, quality craftmanship and cultural design to a global buying audience. Visit the Latin American Hub

Latin America is gifted with natural resources, high-quality raw materials, as well as a rich culture and textile heritage. 

In partnership with Pro Ecuador, read on to discover pioneering and emerging businesses offering natural fibres, quality craftmanship and cultural design to a global buying audience. Visit the Latin American Hub

PRO ECUADOR

INDUSTRY ORGANISATION

PARTNER

The export promotion trade body under the Government of Ecuador has partnered with us for a second year, bringing the Ecuador Sourcing Hub to Common Objective.

The hub brings together information, suppliers and brands to support a global fashion industry to source sustainably from Ecuador. 

Connect with the Ecuador Sourcing Hub

PRO ECUADOR

INDUSTRY ORGANISATION

PARTNER

The export promotion trade body under the Government of Ecuador has partnered with us for a second year, bringing the Ecuador Sourcing Hub to Common Objective.

The hub brings together information, suppliers and brands to support a global fashion industry to source sustainably from Ecuador. 

Connect with the Ecuador Sourcing Hub

Manos Del Uruguay

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Uruguay

Best for: creating work and social opportunities for rural Uruguayan women while honoring their long-held wool traditions and cultural value. 

Non Profit Organisation transforming the lives of hundreds of Uruguayan women for more than 54 years by improving the quality of life of its cooperative members. They produce handmade weaving, knitting and hand-dyed wool products with a unique stamp.

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Manos Del Uruguay

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Uruguay

Best for: creating work and social opportunities for rural Uruguayan women while honoring their long-held wool traditions and cultural value. 

Non Profit Organisation transforming the lives of hundreds of Uruguayan women for more than 54 years by improving the quality of life of its cooperative members. They produce handmade weaving, knitting and hand-dyed wool products with a unique stamp.

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Asoc. de Mujeres Agro-Artesanales

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: 100% banana fibre accessories including hats, wallets, handbags, souvenirs and home decor. 

For 13+ years, AMA have been investing in training and raw material workshops, contributing to the development of artisans across Ecuador. 

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Asoc. de Mujeres Agro-Artesanales

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: 100% banana fibre accessories including hats, wallets, handbags, souvenirs and home decor. 

For 13+ years, AMA have been investing in training and raw material workshops, contributing to the development of artisans across Ecuador. 

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Gisella de Chávez

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: handmade jewellery and accessories with sustainability and Ecuadorian design at their core.

Gisella de Chávez focus on social sustainability by providing opportunities and economic development for Ecuador. The goal with their products is to create harmony while showing the cultural roots of Ecuador. 

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Gisella de Chávez

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: handmade jewellery and accessories with sustainability and Ecuadorian design at their core.

Gisella de Chávez focus on social sustainability by providing opportunities and economic development for Ecuador. The goal with their products is to create harmony while showing the cultural roots of Ecuador. 

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H&J Studio 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: high-quality hats, apparel and accessories made of natural fibres.

H&J Studio produce products that exclusively use natural raw materials, including toquilla straw, wool, banana fibres, seeds, bamboo and wood. They partner with Ecuadorian women to empower their families.

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H&J Studio 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: high-quality hats, apparel and accessories made of natural fibres.

H&J Studio produce products that exclusively use natural raw materials, including toquilla straw, wool, banana fibres, seeds, bamboo and wood. They partner with Ecuadorian women to empower their families.

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Justus of Lyons 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: luxury handmade leather items handmade such as wallets, bags, belts and gloves

Justus of Lyons produce items including wallets, bags, belts and gloves while upholding a zero waste policy. 

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Justus of Lyons 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: luxury handmade leather items handmade such as wallets, bags, belts and gloves

Justus of Lyons produce items including wallets, bags, belts and gloves while upholding a zero waste policy. 

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Taytta Hats by Kurinty 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: straw hats, responsible for creating jobs for 400 skilled Ecuadorian artisans.

They are one of the first B-Corp companies in Ecuador. Our master weavers make hats using the fiber that is extracted from the toquilla palm. Handcrafted from start to finish, each hat features its own unique style.

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Taytta Hats by Kurinty 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: straw hats, responsible for creating jobs for 400 skilled Ecuadorian artisans.

They are one of the first B-Corp companies in Ecuador. Our master weavers make hats using the fiber that is extracted from the toquilla palm. Handcrafted from start to finish, each hat features its own unique style.

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Marina Sourcing

MANUFACTURER (BRAND & SUPPLIER), Ecuador

Best for: luxury, handcrafted collections made with natural materials such as teak, wood, toquilla straw and bamboo.

Marina's products include genuine Panama hats, hand-woven bags and other accessories working. They work with 200+ artisans and are on a mission to ensure the survival of the toquilla leaf weaving technique.

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Marina Sourcing

MANUFACTURER (BRAND & SUPPLIER), Ecuador

Best for: luxury, handcrafted collections made with natural materials such as teak, wood, toquilla straw and bamboo.

Marina's products include genuine Panama hats, hand-woven bags and other accessories working. They work with 200+ artisans and are on a mission to ensure the survival of the toquilla leaf weaving technique.

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Simiatug Llakta 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: high-quality textile handcrafts, ethnic shoes and stip-grass baskets. 

Simiatug Llakta work with 500 Kitchwa artisans producing high-quality woven shoes and accessories. Each sisal or embroidery craft is unique and reflects the family traditions of the artisan.

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Simiatug Llakta 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: high-quality textile handcrafts, ethnic shoes and stip-grass baskets. 

Simiatug Llakta work with 500 Kitchwa artisans producing high-quality woven shoes and accessories. Each sisal or embroidery craft is unique and reflects the family traditions of the artisan.

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Taguarte 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: handmade tagua (vegetable ivory) jewellery and accessories

Taguarte design original pieces and they are committed to working with sustainable processes, from the selection of materials and dyeing, to polishing and assembly. All the materials are recyclable, reusable, or biodegradable.

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Taguarte 

ARTISAN PRODUCER, Ecuador

Best for: handmade tagua (vegetable ivory) jewellery and accessories

Taguarte design original pieces and they are committed to working with sustainable processes, from the selection of materials and dyeing, to polishing and assembly. All the materials are recyclable, reusable, or biodegradable.

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Agustina 

BRAND & SUPPLIER, Peru

Best for: handmade womenswear & accessories from a regenerative brand and supplier with B-Corp certification.

Agustina generate employment by co-creating with artisans in vulnerable areas of Peru. They are on mission to revalue the work of folk artists and traditional embroidery art.

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Agustina 

BRAND & SUPPLIER, Peru

Best for: handmade womenswear & accessories from a regenerative brand and supplier with B-Corp certification.

Agustina generate employment by co-creating with artisans in vulnerable areas of Peru. They are on mission to revalue the work of folk artists and traditional embroidery art.

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Altitud 

NGO, Mexico

Best for: textile and apparel created by a social enterprise committed to re-investing 55% of their earnings in local communities.

Altitud are a social enterprise empowering female heads-of-household by providing them with better working conditions by establishing workshops in the comfort of their homes.

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Altitud 

NGO, Mexico

Best for: textile and apparel created by a social enterprise committed to re-investing 55% of their earnings in local communities.

Altitud are a social enterprise empowering female heads-of-household by providing them with better working conditions by establishing workshops in the comfort of their homes.

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Naturtex Eko Peru

BRAND & SUPPLIER, Peru

Best for: semi-processed slivers, yarns and fabrics crafted from ancestral organic Andean fibres - native cotton, baby alpaca, Qoperfina.

Established in 1997, Naturtex procure, manufacture and export ecological textile products from Lima, Peru.

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Naturtex Eko Peru

BRAND & SUPPLIER, Peru

Best for: semi-processed slivers, yarns and fabrics crafted from ancestral organic Andean fibres - native cotton, baby alpaca, Qoperfina.

Established in 1997, Naturtex procure, manufacture and export ecological textile products from Lima, Peru.

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Toqapu 

CONSULTANCY, Peru

Best for: developing ways of co-creating with artisans through the dissemination and amplification of their skills. 

They carry the authentic contemporary style of indigenous communities ensuring collections are made under fair working conditions. They run 4 collectives supporting 87 families.

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Toqapu 

CONSULTANCY, Peru

Best for: developing ways of co-creating with artisans through the dissemination and amplification of their skills. 

They carry the authentic contemporary style of indigenous communities ensuring collections are made under fair working conditions. They run 4 collectives supporting 87 families.

Connect on CO

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Do you have a specific manufacturing or fabric requirement?

Check out CO Create - our new tool that helps your ideal sustainable supplier find you.

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Revisit CO Expo 2022

Watch back and hear from Juan Carlos Yépez, Trade Commissioner at Pro Ecuador, with our very own Mariel Jumpa, Peruvian and an expert on Latin American sustainable fashion - plus Ana de Prado, Product Designer for 15+ years at Manos del Uruguay. Meet the leaders of 10 pioneering businesses from Latin America. 

Watch the recording of this session

Revisit CO Expo 2022

Watch back and hear from Juan Carlos Yépez, Trade Commissioner at Pro Ecuador, with our very own Mariel Jumpa, Peruvian and an expert on Latin American sustainable fashion - plus Ana de Prado, Product Designer for 15+ years at Manos del Uruguay. Meet the leaders of 10 pioneering businesses from Latin America. 

Watch the recording of this session

Common Objective (CO) brings together over 50,000 members dedicated to doing fashion better, from across the industry supply chain.

Make the most of CO by:

  1. Updating your preferences
  2. Building your network
  3. Creating a business profile
  4. Accessing resources and training

Let's build a fashion industry that works better for everyone. And the planet.

Common Objective (CO) brings together over 50,000 members dedicated to doing fashion better, from across the industry supply chain.

Make the most of CO by:

  1. Updating your preferences
  2. Building your network
  3. Creating a business profile
  4. Accessing resources and training

Let's build a fashion industry that works better for everyone. And the planet.

Visit the CO Expo 2022 Hub