Weaving Women (Mujeres Tejiendo – WWB)
WWB is a sole proprietor company that started up in 2009. The company designs and sells alpaca and llama fiber knitted garments (clothing and accessories). They sell in the domestic market (Bolivia) at three sales outlets in the city of La Paz and different fairs. Since 2013, WWB has also been exporting to Germany and the US.
WWB works in association with knitting shops that are mostly run by women. The workshops have a variety of knitting machines (domestic manual) of different gauges that they use to knit piecework that is then manually sewn with overlocking machines. It is manual labor and very high quality. It is generally reserved for fine fibers like alpaca and baby llama. WWB products are only made from natural fibers (alpaca and llama) produced in Bolivia.
Mission: WWB seeks to satisfy their customers with garments of natural, luxurious and finely knitted garments of unique and out-of-the ordinary designs. WWB seeks to generate decent work using a model of transparent business and sustained growth.
FEEL THE LUXURY OF FREEDOM
Cintia started this business in order to generate decent and fair work for women. Being a mother, she values the possibility of working without having to leave home, which is how she started offering work to many women. She also realized that the majority of unemployed women have good manual skills (knitting, macramé, braiding, etc.) and that it would be a good idea to take advantage of that while making some income for them.
She loves to design, even though she has not studied design; it is one of her passions. She loves to work with what’s available (women with their ability and local raw material) and create unusual or different things.
Transparent business refers to the fact that the craftsmen know the cost schedule she uses (material, labor, administrative expense and sales, and profit), and they know how much they earn, what they earn and the sale price of the products to the consumer, and they agree with it.