Susan is the first granddaughter of Fidel and Concepcion, so Concepcion knitted her beautiful baby clothes and when Susan was growing knitted her sweaters and dresses. Susan really love all her garments and fell in love of the textile industry.
Concepcion and Fidel are happy couple and still living in Lima, Peru. They are really proud of this venture and are happy to share their experiences with more couple struggling in this time.
In honor of one of her grandmother’s last name Altamirano, it came up the name Altamira, which in English means "Looking high". Through Altamira we want to empower female artisans and tell our story for love knitting.
Rosa always loves flowers, so she settled up a flower business, which was great but didn't give enough income. She was passionate about weaving because her grandmothers used to knit their clothes, so started knitting scarves and sold them in the street markets. The four kids became professionals and she started weaving for her grandchildren, especially Susan, who loved wearing her beautiful scarves and hats.
Rosa passed away after losing the battle with cancer in 2007, but her designs always is in Susan's hearts and now in Altamira's women garment collection.