Leon & Harper’s Celebrates Peruvian Alpaca

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By: Sofia Celeste
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PARIS–The boho chic, French brand known for its quirky “Hello I Love You Can You Tell Me Your Name?”  label, toasted to its recent work with the Peruvian government to promote Alpaca fleece worldwide.

At a cocktail party attended by members of the press and fashion insiders, Paris-based Leon & Harper celebrated its recognition by the Peruvian government for its efforts in promoting Alpaca del Peru and its latest fall winter 2017 collection which was made of naturally dyed, knitted Peruvian yarns.  Each garment bears the Alpaca del Perú label, a distinction granted by the Peruvian government only to a handful of sustainable brands.

Since October 2016, Leon & Harper has collaborated with the southern lake community of Puno, vis-a-vis Heifer International, a charity organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty around the world by safeguarding the livestock in small farming communities and providing training to locals of those towns.  This fall winter 2017 collection marks the beginning of a long relationship with Peruvian craftspeople.  Going forward, 30 percent of Leon & Harper’s knitwear collection will be made in Peru by factory workers in Lima and craftspeople in the small town of Puno.

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