Why Tukuru Textiles?
Our items have been made with love and care using traditional techniques – be it gourd carving, backstrap weaving, or silversmithing. These unique skills are often passed down through generations, and in some cases, sadly, are in danger of being lost forever due to industrial manufacturing and mass production. Buy purchasing directly from the craftspeople themselves, we help to maintain a demand for traditional skills and techniques.
Sourced with Care
We travel to specific areas of South America where certain crafts are uniquely made, often finding a whole community that is supported by one specific craft – a town famed for it’s traditional weaving, or a tiny dirt road amongst the Andean foothills where the finest gourds are carved. It’s by taking the time to travel to these locations that we can ensure the highest quality and most authentic traditional peruvian weavings for sale.
We do our best to keep things fair by personally purchasing our products directly from the artisan or craftsperson. Fair Trade is a fundamental aspect of our business, and by buying directly, we know everyone is happy – our money directly benefits those who continue to make high quality items using traditional techniques.
Buy with confidence
Not only do we offer secured online shopping right here on our website, we also frequently exhibit at specialist craft fairs and textile exhibitions across the UK. See our events page for details on where we’ll be next!
And of course, we offer a 14 day no-quibble returns policy in the unlikely event that you’re unhappy with your purchase.