From Ecuador to Peru with Andes Fashion

From gorgeous Quito to the unique Galapagos Islands, through to the colonial beauty that is Cuenca, and finishing with the Sacred Valley in Peru. Ethical fashion brand, Andes Fashion helped us discover and connect to a new world.

Exploring Cuenca with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Sustainable and Ethical Fashion

I started the six months trip in South America with the idea of taking a break to find new experiences, and to hopefully realize what I want to do in life. Four months into the trip I realized that I always knew what I wanted, I just didn’t go for it. I was too scared to take the risk or I didn’t think the timing was good. The past months, thanks to meeting inspiring people and being able to work on some projects, have not only reminded me that I love to work, but that I really need to start doing what I like. Now.

I’ve been looking for a way to combine business and social responsibility, and I think that I have found it. Creating a business that revolves around one of my passions, fashion, and helping people is a dream come true. I will give you more details once my project evolves. Until then, I present you one of the brands that inspired me…

 Exploring Galapagos Islands with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Andes Fashion

I met Mirta, the founder of Andes Fashion in Quito over coffee and discussed her brand. She told me about the materials they use, the inspiration for their collections, and future projects.

The latest collection is called Volcano and includes a range of accessories from high-quality Panama hats and purses to gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, and rings.

 

Exploring Quito with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Empowering Women

This is one of the reasons I love Andes Fashion and why I’m such a big supporter of their brand. This is an excerpt from their website:

Andes Fashion helps to empower women! Why? because women make up the majority of the world’s poorest people. With every purchase of our hats, jewelry, handbags, shoes and scarves you help these amazing artisans to be the support for their families, change their kids future and their own.

All our products are handmade only with Ecuadorian raw materials by Ecuadorian artisans.

#empowering women

Exploring Galapagos Islands with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

From Ecuador to Peru with Andes Fashion

Our journey with Andes Fashion started in the beautiful capital city, Quito, which I think deserves the title of the most beautiful capital city in South America. From there we went to the Galapagos Islands for a unique experience. 

After days in the sun, watching iguanas and penguins sunbathing a few meters from us, we continued our journey with a visit to Cuenca, another gorgeous colonial city in Ecuador.

Last but not least, before starting the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu we had a few days exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Epic! Andes Fashion joined us every step of the way through their creations.

Exploring Quito with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.Exploring Quito with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Galapagos Islands with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Galapagos Islands with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Galapagos Islands with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Galapagos Islands with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Cuenca with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Cuenca with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Cuenca with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Cuenca with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Cuenca with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Cuenca with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Sacred Valley with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Exploring Sacred Valley with Andes Fashion, Ecuador.

Conclusion

I was happy to collaborate with Andes Fashion, and I hope that ethical and sustainable fashion brands will become more and more known and appreciated in the future. This will help us to continue being fashionable, but with a conscience :).

Post in collaboration with Andes Fashion.

Pictures by Bertrand Delvaux.

 

15 Responses
  • Thuymi @ www.AdventureFaktory.com
    July 28, 2016

    Beautiful pictures – can’t wait to fly tonight towards South America!
    Cheers

    • atunitsirc2014
      July 28, 2016

      Thank you and enjoy South America, it’s awesome!

  • Annie
    July 28, 2016

    I love your post, the pictures are simply amazing! I’m a big fan of hats, but I can never find the one that fits me (they’re all too big), or if it magically fits me I don’t like it… So I’m stuck hatless…

    • atunitsirc2014
      July 28, 2016

      I thought the same not long ago. Nothing seemed to fit me, or at least, that’s what I thought. I have changed my mind in the meantime :)

  • kittylimon
    July 28, 2016

    beautiful photographs and there were 2 hats that i would wear myself :)

    • atunitsirc2014
      July 28, 2016

      Thank you Kitty :)

  • Jasmin N
    July 28, 2016

    Those hats look great ! So pretty pictures :-)

    <3: Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

    • atunitsirc2014
      July 29, 2016

      Thank a lot Jasmin :)

  • Marie
    July 28, 2016

    Beautiful photos! I love hats, but can never find ones that fit my head properly. I’m in love with all of the hats from Andes Fashion!

    -Marie
    http://www.thatdarlinmarie.com

    • atunitsirc2014
      July 29, 2016

      Thank you Marie. I love them too :)

  • Anna nuttall
    July 29, 2016

    I never heard of Andres fashion. it look really nice. xx

    • atunitsirc2014
      August 7, 2016

      Thanks, Anna!

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