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KINUA is a family-owned company located in Lima, Peru, born out of Maira Jimena’s love for natural fibers and dyeing. Together with her husband, Vince, they developed a textile lab where all KINUA yarns are designed and naturally dyed by hand. After retiring, Maira’s father, César, a chemical engineer, joined the team. The three continued vigorously researching the alchemy behind natural dyeing, exploring color in all its forms and revaluing and incorporating ancestral techniques in each KINUA product.

KINUA’s approach to fashion is to embrace and promote slowness, tradition and sustainability. They achieve this by ensuring maximum transparency to their customers, team and shareholders, while creating a healthy work environment.

KINUA is engaged in the integral traceability of every one of their fibers. Their premium yarns are lovingly designed to bring beautiful creations to life. They strive to provide the very best in softness and quality to ensure a sumptuous yarn experience.

They work directly with a small group of local farmers from the Andes Mountains, nearly 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level, to hand-select small batches of the finest Peruvian merino wool as well as Baby Alpaca Suri. Each lot is scoured, milled, spun and quality controlled by their team. In addition, during spring and summer months, they offer Peruvian organic cotton, renowned for its length and exceptional softness, grown on the desert coast of Peru and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified.

Color is their main source of inspiration, and that is why each season they create new colorways thoughtfully designed in their textile studio in Lima. Their expertise in natural dyeing has allowed them to formulate an exquisite color palette of more than 100 colors that are carefully tested to ensure that their sustainable yarns are free from any heavy metal and synthetic products.

KINUA works with a variety of leaves, Andean flowers, roots and vegetable waste that celebrate nature. They strive to employ a sustainable, earth-conscious approach to each step of their manufacturing, especially the dyeing process.
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