Ethically Produced

Fairly and Sustainably Trading

Factory checks
We spend a lot of time putting together the collections in situ and this is an ideal way to see first hand how the factories work in an ‘unchecked’ manner as we personally visit the factories in Peru where our garments are produced. As we speak fluent Spanish, we talk with the artisans as they work on our pieces that we develop whilst out there based on conceptual and preliminary designs worked on prior to our visit. As the product development takes place over a few weeks, we see at first hand the working conditions, treatment of staff and get a real feel for the factory environment. In addition, factory owners are interviewed on the working conditions.


Employee rights
The factories which supply Peruvian Knitwear pay their workers a fair wage and give them guaranteed rights, such as health care and pension.

Social and environmental
The work that is brought to the areas of manufacture benefits the communities as the income earned goes towards improving the living conditions of the artisans whose lives are often blighted by poverty, violence in the home and poor education. 

The use of the alpaca fibre is environmentally-sound because up in the Altiplano (high mountain plateau of the Andes) at 3,000 metres and higher, nothing else grows - so the alpaca utilises land that is otherwise unusable. In this way it provides an income for communities who live just on or under subsistence levels and, has done so since time immemorial. Around 2,200 families are involved in alpaca farming above 3,000 metres - an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 people in all who, if not for this, would have no other means of earning a living.

Traditional skills
For thousands of years, weaving has played a central role in Peruvian society. During pre-Columbian times, textiles were the most sought-after trading commodity in the Andes. We design garments and homewares in contemporary styles and colours, (often taking Inca and traditional Peruvian colours and patterns as inspiration) where the artisans use traditional skills and techniques that have been passed down generations together with modern additions such manual knitting machines in order to create the beautiful handcrafted products.

Welcome to hummshop.com, the online fashion store for Humm Peruvian Knitwear where you will find luxurious alpaca clothing designed in England and hand-made by skilled artisans in Peru. Our extremely stylish collections include alpaca ponchos and wraps, alpaca snoods, berets and scarves and for the mens clothing collection, we have Peruvian ski hats, alpaca jumpers and scarves. For girls fashion we have gorgeous pom pom ponchos and accessories. Brandon Mably of the Kaffe Fasset Studio has designed an exclusive Designer collection for us, click here to see it! The best alpaca clothing online is right here!