Fair Trade Organisation: The inter-regional center of Artisans of Peru or Central Interregional de Artesanos del Peru (CIAP)
The CIAP are a socially responsible company, specialising in handicrafts. Below is a quick history of the company:
- In the 1990’s CIAP started marketing and export the products of its members.
- In 2002, CIAP created its commercial structure, Intercrafts Peru SAC, with the main objective of promoting and exporting handicrafts members of CIAP.
- Over 10 years after, Intercrafts Peru exports to 15 countries, CIAP’s crafts and other vendors from different regions of Peru.
They aim to sell a variety of original and unique pieces handmade by artisans, offering quality handmade products. Promoting their wealth, value, diversity and culture in order to contribute to sustainable development of the artisans, their families and their communities..
The inter-regional center of Artisans of Peru work with more than 300 artisans partners and 12 associations located in various regions of Peru, including Piura, Lima, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Puno. The CIAP is the mother of the other economic units of the family. from different Region of Peru, work in different associations and members. The CIAP support to improve the quality of their products, modernizing their designs and strengthening their organizations.
The inter-regional center of Artisans of Peru sell handicrafts respecting the 10 Fair Trade principles, improving social and economic development of the artisans and their families. The marketing plan generates maximum benefits for artisans, moving some operations such as quality control and packaging to producer groups, but always ensuring optimal product quality.
The company is fair trade certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). Intercrafts Peru and CIAP are promoters and activists of Fair Trade in Peru, as economies solidarity movement.