Seattle-based company Alpacifica and Lima-based Natybel recently formed a new venture in Peru to further expand their production capacities and product lines. The new company, Natur.pe was accepted as part of WEConnect International, which will connect the women-run cooperative with corporate members worldwide. As its website states, WEConnect is “a corporate led non-profit, facilitates inclusive, sustainable economic growth by empowering and connecting women business owners globally”. The new products under the Natur.pe umbrella will be brokered in the United States by Full Circle Exchange.
Meg McFarland and Jan McFarland will be representing Natur.pe at the Women's Business Enterprise National Council conference in Orlando in June, where they will participate in corporate “match-making”. “It is our hope that we can meet the needs of more companies by providing them with clothing and accessories made from alpaca and Pima cotton. Our company is different because we are a cooperative run by women. We provide training and skills so women can better their situations here in Peru. We are really excited to see what the future holds for all women business owners.”, said Norma Velásquez, owner and manger of Natybel.eirl/Natur.pe.
About Alpacifica, LLC and Natybel
Alpacifica, LLC (alpacks.com | alpacifica.com) is a Seattle-based, socially conscious clothing company. The company currently oversees production, markets and distributes Alpacks® dog sweaters and provides wholesaling services.
Natybel is a women-run cooperative based in Lima, Peru. The producers currently design and create products for men, women, and children primarily for the U.S. market.