Our Philosophy

More than just a name, KUNA, represents the amalgamation of two very different eras: the past, through the inspiration of the immensely rich aesthetic and technical expressions of the old Andean cultures, which reflect the harmonious relationship of their people with nature and their immediate environment, and the present day, through the hands of highly skilled designers who select each color and create each sketch and design, giving new life to our roots.

Every single garment tagged KUNA is not only an extraordinarily soft product manufactured with the best alpaca, vicuna, llama and guanaco fibers, but also a reflection of the importance to conserve, breed and improve these species, and the efforts it goes to preserve the Andean communities and their invaluable knowledge and culture.

KUNA offers the world of design and fashion a style that expresses and evokes works of nature, human skills, and a fabulous legacy, fusing them into a unique and captivating contemporary style.

KUNA. Feel the Hands of the Andes.

Our Philosophy

More than just a name, KUNA, represents the amalgamation of two very different eras: the past, through the inspiration of the immensely rich aesthetic and technical expressions of the old Andean cultures, which reflect the harmonious relationship of their people with nature and their immediate environment, and the present day, through the hands of highly skilled designers who select each color and create each sketch and design, giving new life to our roots.

Every single garment tagged KUNA is not only an extraordinarily soft product manufactured with the best alpaca, vicuna, llama and guanaco fibers, but also a reflection of the importance to conserve, breed and improve these species, and the efforts it goes to preserve the Andean communities and their invaluable knowledge and culture.

KUNA offers the world of design and fashion a style that expresses and evokes works of nature, human skills, and a fabulous legacy, fusing them into a unique and captivating contemporary style.

KUNA. Feel the Hands of the Andes.

Why Alpaca

Considered once a gift from the gods and the most important relic of the history of the Incas.

Today, a world concerned about the environment and its sustainability has the opportunity to know and understand the importance of Alpacas and their fiber.

We want to present the WHY ALPACA concept, which will allow many people to understand the contribution of Alpacas to the environment and its sustainability.

 

 

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Why Alpaca

Considered once a gift from the gods and the most important relic of the history of the Incas.

Today, a world concerned about the environment and its sustainability has the opportunity to know and understand the importance of Alpacas and their fiber.

We want to present the WHY ALPACA concept, which will allow many people to understand the contribution of Alpacas to the environment and its sustainability.

 

 

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Our Fibres

vicuna

Vicuna

Vicuna fiber, with its gorgeous golden color, is thought to be the finest in the world. In order to use this fiber in the textile industry, Inca Group works together with the Andean communities who watch over this splendid camelid in the wild Andean plateaus. After it has been sheared using ancient methods that do not harm the animal, the fiber is combed entirely by hand. This process allows us to create garments of unequaled beauty. To own a garment with the KUNA label means to possess something from nature, in its purest state.

guanaco

Guanaco

The collection of guanaco fiber, which is used in KUNA garments, involves an arduous process. It is collected from an extensive area of the Andes and is then hand-picked and sorted so that its sheen and special softness are of the highest quality. This ensures that our garments have a sophisticated beauty, fineness, and delicacy, whilst maintaining the unique charm found only in nature.

alpaca

Alpaca

This camelid wanders the Peruvian Andes and has the longest fibre with the widest color range in the world of textiles. Colors range from white to black, with countless shades of browns and grays. This quality added to the warmth and softness of the fibre inspired the creativity and development of the Andean textile industry, particularly Inca motives. Today, this extraordinary fibre plays a key role in the textile industry.

ROYAL ALPACA
In KUNA we guarantee that our ROYAL ALPACA threads come from the finest fiber (up to 19 microns) bringing a remarkable comfort sensation only comparable with other fine wools such as cashmere, camel, etc.
This is our own concept created in order to set a difference with our competitors through our “Selection of the Best Fiber” Process.

Our craftsmen select the best alpaca fiber from both species of Alpaca: Suri and Huacaya, using ancient secrets and expert skill. Next, an automated process allows us to choose the finest, softest and warmest fiber, possessing an elegant and subtle sheen, and covering the entire color range offered by this marvelous fiber. The result is the production of garments with unmistakable elegance and personality, unique to KUNA.

llama

Llama

Their nobility is of the Land. Perhaps that’s why there has always been an intimate relationship between the llama, Incas, and the gods. This animal is a symbol of the work of the Inca Empire. They were used as transport over the terrain of the Andes. There exists two breeds of llama: Chacus with long fiber, and Ccaras with short fiber. Both come with distinct qualities and colors. Today, their fiber is processed in a traditional way to create garments of extraordinary quality.

ROYAL LLAMA
Choosing the finest, softest llama fiber begins with the selection of the best herds of llama from the Andes mountains. After careful shearing of these fine animals, only the softest, finest fibers, in a vast variety of colors are chosen. This careful selection results in llama fiber whose subtle brightness and high resistance are unmistakable. Using this delicate material, KUNA prepares clothing of distinct and unique beauty, making its possession a privilege.

lana

Wool

Wool has numerous properties. This fiber comes from the spotless white top coat of the Merino lamb and is one of the most versatile, well-known and marketed fibres worldwide. Moreover, it offers thermal insulation, hence it is useful in diverse climates, as its characteristic such as fineness, elasticity, and softness have inspired various designs and garments of high-quality, which KUNA offers to the fashion world.

seda

Silk

In the past, silk was used exclusively by the Chinese Imperial family and for over 4,000 years it has had the reputation of being a luxurious and sensual fabric associated with wealth and success. Silk is spun by members of the caterpillar family, the silkworm, and holds the status of “The Queen of Textiles”. It is prized for its versatility, usability, brightness, and comfort. At KUNA, we weave this exclusive material into various luxurious garments and accessories.

algodon

Cotton

Cotton has been growing in Northern Peru for over 4,000 years and for millenniums it has been used to create garments of enduring beauty. To obtain high-quality cotton, the plant is carefully selected and collected and then processed by experts who combine their talent with advanced technology to ensure the survival of this ancient tradition. KUNA seeks to continue this tradition by using only the best Peruvian cotton to produce delicate garments.

algodon

Bamboo

Bamboo is a fibre that breathes, merging the purity of unexplored environments of Asia with our Andean world; a world filled with creativity, magic, and ancestral culture. KUNA expresses this through colorful unique designs and ever-changing designs. Our garments are the result of this union, and their originality expresses ancient textile heritage and on-going innovation.