Civil status: Married
Location: District of Ilave
Organization/Association: Juncal Organization
Glorias has lived in the highest region of Puno (4,500 m.s.n.m) since she was a child, in an alpaca growing area where the cold is bone chilling. She never thought that one day her knitting and alpaca fibre dying skills would lead her to cross the Atlantic, yet that is what happened. Together with Deomila Candia, Nancy and Martha Ticona, she spent 10 days in Madrid (Spain), spreading the news about the qualities of alpaca fibre and looking for contracts with companies of haute couture.
What was it like in Spain?
It went very well. We have signed a contract with an important client, on the condition that all garments are knit with a tight stitch.
What did they ask you about the most?
Everyone wanted to know now to shear, wash, spin and dye alpaca fibre using natural dyes. We never got tired of explaining the process.