Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Animaná creates luxuriously soft textiles, knitwear, and accessories from 100% natural fibers including baby alpaca, cotton, linen, and vicuna. The company was founded a decade ago by Adriana Marina with the goal of making positive changes in sustainability and social development within the fashion industry. Animaná commits to providing economic opportunities for indigenous people, and partners with small communities of artisans in Patagonia and the Andes to craft meticulously handmade goods including throws, wraps, ponchos, and scarves. Primarily women, these artisans use ancestral weaving techniques to make their wares, thereby helping to keep ancient cultural customs and crafts vibrantly alive.
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