Our Founder

Susan is a peruvian born, living in Chicago, IL. Since she was a child,
she is passionate of handmade clothes and always has great admiration for her strong and independent grandmothers. Her dream is to support women in vulnerable communities who have similar financial hardships.

In 2019, after moving to Boston to pursue her MBA degree and taking New Venture Creation Class in Babson College, the idea of launching a sustainable premium alpaca apparel business emerged and Altamira was founded in Boston, MA. Susan is a professional with nine years of experience in CPG, Retail, E-commerce and NGO in Peru and USA.


    • MBA at Babson College, Massachusetts - USA

    • B.S. in Industrial Engineering at University of Lima , Lima - Peru

    • Certificate in Fashion Industrial Essential at Parsons, New York - USA

    • Marketing at IAE Business School, Buenos Aires - Argentina