añañuca is an accredited fair trade supplier and a member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers).
The spectacular añañuca flower of the Atacama desert in Northern Chile is the inspiration behind añañuca which was established in 2009 by Liz and David Beasley, to bring to the UK the very best of Chilean artisan design.
Their ethos is simple – all products are handmade and traded fairly, showing due respect for the skills of the artisan and their need to make a dignified livelihood.
añañuca supports rural livelihoods, endeavouring to provide opportunities for skilled artisans to continue to practice their craft in their own homes, bringing in a much needed income whilst sharing their time between the many demands of life on a family smallholding.
They buy work only of the highest quality, crafted using traditional techniques. Colour is all, and many of their textile products are dyed using natural plant extracts, reproducing the rich colour palette of the landscape and the season in which they are created.