This Sweater Brand Is On A Mission To Support Mothers in Peru

by Courtney Hartford on Oct 06, 2020

This Sweater Brand Is On A Mission To Support Mothers in Peru

MIA Peru (which stands for "Mothers in Action") is a fair trade certified fashion brand that creates ethically-produced fashion with motherly love.

The company's mission is to support mothers and communities in the Peruvian Andes through entrepreneurial training, workshops and lectures about education, nutrition, respect for the environment and more. 


two older women sitting outside side by side

(MIA Peru Founder, America Durand on left.)

Each sweater is handmade by skillful knitters in MIA Peru communities. Mothers are able to knit from the comfort of their own home, that way they can look after their children while knitting.


Peruvian woman carries her baby on her back indoors

(A mother in Peru carries her baby at work.)

Your purchase of MIA Peru supports indigenous Peruvian mothers and preserves a heritage technique. 

Here are a few of our favorites from the brand!

3 pictures in a row of models wearing a sweater in different colors

 From left to right, 1. Ruana Rustic Sweater 2. Medusa Sweater in Red 3. Mini Cleo Sweater in White


An Update From Our Founder:

graphic of woman with pink background

Mei Xu has been invited to speak in an online webinar presented by APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation) this Thursday, October 8 at 9 AM EST. APEC is a forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in 21 of the Asia-Pacific regions. This major inter-government initiative is aimed to help policymakers in APEC economies understand how to better support women-owned businesses in cross-border e-commerce. Stay tuned for more details!