"Each woman's story is different, but they're united under a common vision to achieve better lives for their families and community.""Ever since I was young, I've always liked designing, combining colors and textures. My grandmother knitted bags from rope and my mother would sell them. When I was older, I studied graphic design and marketing.
"My friends describe me as persistent, creative and entrepreneurial. A lot of them tend to share their business ideas with me.
"A few years ago, I began supporting Acsi Peru, which helps women who have been victims of abuse, neglect and discrimination. This organization assists them with self-defense, self-esteem and also helps their school-aged children.
"The weaving workshop established by Acsi Peru seeks to improve the lives of women from different parts around the country. These women are able to create their traditional crafts with skillful hands. Many of them also have young children and, because of that, working at home is a good alternative so they can take care of their children. With time and practice, they've been able to learn new weaving techniques and finishes that they're very excited about integrating into their work.
"Each woman's story is different, but they're united under a common vision to achieve better lives for their families and community. It's very satisfying to see them overcoming their circumstances and problems and working so their art and skills are recognized.
"All of their apparel and fashion accessories are crafted with alpaca wool and all of the creations and finishes are made in our workshop."
5 items by Lissete Rayme
Burgundy Alpaca Blend Hat Original Design Knit by Hand
Burgundy Bubbles, Burgundy Alpaca Blend Hat Original Design Knit by Hand
Lissete RaymeThis burgundy hat from Lissete Rayme is bubbling with fun and elegance. The hat is knit by hand with a soft baby alpaca blend designed for warmth and comfort - perfect for those cold wintry days. Baby...$49.99
Warm Olive Braids
Hand Knit Braided Alpaca Blend Hat in Warm Olive
Warm Olive Braids, Hand Knit Braided Alpaca Blend Hat in Warm Olive
Lissete RaymeRefreshing in a melange of yellow-green hues, this hat holds the promise of warmth and comfort during those cold wintry days. Lissete Rayme designs this hand-knit baby alpaca blend hat featuring...$49.99
Mottled Green Alpaca Hat Beanie Knit by Hand in Peru
Coconut Green, Mottled Green Alpaca Hat Beanie Knit by Hand in Peru
Lissete RaymePeru's Lissete Rayme designs this mottled green hat, perfect for those cold weather days. The alpaca hat is knit by hand featuring contrasting patterns that result in rich textures.$49.99
Minimalist by Design in Ecru
Ecru and Indigo Alpaca Winter Hat Beanie Hand Knit in Peru
Minimalist by Design in Ecru, Ecru and Indigo Alpaca Winter Hat Beanie Hand Knit in Peru
Lissete RaymeIn mottled ecru with a fine indigo line, the minimalist design of this beanie is designed to accessorize with a snug sense of warmth. The perfect accessory for those wintry days, this baby alpaca...
Hand Knit Alpaca Grey Neck Warmer with Bubble Textures
Grey Bubbles, Hand Knit Alpaca Grey Neck Warmer with Bubble Textures
Lissete RaymeThis grey neck warmer by Lissete Rayme is bubbling with fun and elegance. The neck warmer is knit with a soft baby alpaca blend - the first fleece of the season.$49.99