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  • OUR LIFETIME PRODUCTS

  • BABY ALPACA WOOL

  • NATURAL FIBER

  • OUR INDIGENOUS WEAVERS

  • OUR URBAN WEAVERS

  • HARDWORKING WEAVERS HANDS

OUR LIFETIME PRODUCTS

BABY ALPACA WOOL

NATURAL FIBER

OUR INDIGENOUS WEAVERS

OUR URBAN WEAVERS

HARDWORKING WEAVERS HANDS

ABOUT US

Altamira is a sustainable premium alpaca business with a strong social, economic and environmental engagement. We create high-quality clothes using natural baby alpaca wool and made by indigenous artisans from the high Peruvian Andes.

Through Altamira, we are committed to encouraging conscious consumption in the apparel industry by using natural fibers. Equally important, we are creating economic opportunities for women and girls from vulnerable communities in Peru.

OUR STORY

Weaving has been a tradition in Susan‘s family for generations and her 2 grandmothers relied on their weaving skills as a way to financially support their children. Susan’s paternal grandmother Rosa Perez, a widow raising five children, started knitting scarves and sold them in the street markets and Susan’s maternal grandmother Conception Altamirano have nine children, also started weaving sweaters to help support her children alongside her husband.  Both families migrated from rural areas Huanza and Apurimac to the urban area Lima.

Susan is passionate of handmade clothes and always has great admiration for her strong and independent grandmothers and her dream is to support women who has similar financial hardships. In 2019, after taking New Venture Creation Class in Babson College, the idea of launching a sustainable premium alpaca apparel business emerged and Altamira was founded. 

Altamira Women's collection

Baby alpaca women's mittens

Baby alpaca women's hat

Baby Alpaca women's scarves

Altamira Men's collection

OUR TEAM

SUSAN TICSE

Founder and CEO

Susan is peruvian born, currently MBA candidate 2020 at Babson College (USA), B.S. in Industrial Engineering at Universidad de Lima (Peru), Certificate in Fashion Industrial Essential at Parsons (USA) and specialist in Marketing  at Esan Business School(Peru) and Digital Marketing/E-commerce at IAE Business School (Argentina). 

Professional with eight years of experience in CPG, Retail, E-commerce and NGO. Nowadays, she manages Marketing and Design area in Altamira.

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JEFFREY LEVINE

CFO

Jeff is an american born and raised, currently MBA candidate 2020 at Babson (MA,USA) with Finance concentration. B.S. in Biology at Texas University (TX,USA). He has 12 years of experience in Oil industry  and Healthcare, besides  his passionate of education. He spent 2 years in Latin America teaching to students in Chile.

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PAMELA HERRERA

Community Leader- Cusco 

B.A. Communications at PUCP(Peru). Professional with 12 years of experience as a documentalist Photographer and 10 years working with rural communities in education. She manages the production and quality area in Cusco and Distribution from Peru to USA.

SAYRA CCONAYA

Community Leader -Lima

B.A. Education at Pucp (Peru). She has 5 years of experience teaching languages to communities. She manages production and quality area in Lima.

OUR WEAVERS

Julia, Ruth Mary and Marlene

Cusco-Peru

Alejandrina

Lima-Peru

Rosario

Lima-Peru

Miriam

Lima-Peru

Location

OPEN HOURS

Mon - Fri, 10am - 7pm

Chestnut Hill, 02467, MA

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