We pride ourselves on our use of ancestral weaving techniques in the execution of our modern and elegant designs.
We pride ourselves in using ancestral weaving techniques and applying them in a modern context.
We are committed to sustainability and transparency in the execution of our collections. We employ skilled artisans in both the sourcing of materials, and the creation of our one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces, contributing to the local economies and financially supporting age-old traditions. We work with a predominantly female artisan staff, and are dedicated to recruiting and promoting women artisans in hopes to provide financial independence and female empowerment.
Our organic Pima cotton comes from the coastal region of Pisco, Peru, and adheres to the highest fair-trade standards. The specific cotton strain used for our garments provides the longest fibers available, yielding an exceptionally soft product.
Our Alpaca wool is sourced from the Peruvian Andes, where we partner with local craftspeople in the preservation of traditional sheering and hand spinning techniques, as well as the conservation and promotion of 22 natural fiber tones found in native Peruvian Alpacas. Alpaca wool is softer, lighter, and warmer than most other wools, and is considered renewable and eco-friendly.
All sourced fibers are brought to our headquarters in Barranco, Lima, where they are transformed by our in-house knitting team. Each garment is hand stitched and all finishings are done manually.
ESCVDO was born from sisters Chiara and Giuliana Macchiavello’s deep-seated passion for Peru, its cultural traditions, and its vast natural wealth.
After concluding their studies in London, the sisters returned to their native Lima, and have since dedicated themselves to formalizing and expanding their love of local traditions and fashion. They continue to work as a team on all collections out of their Barranco studio.
Our production and administrative team is based out of ESCVDO’s Lima headquarters.
We have five full-time, in-house knitters who we partner with to develop each collection. In addition, we work with up to 15 hand-weavers, knitters, and embroidery specialists.