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The Most Complete Guide of Ecuador

Art and Crafts

Allpamamas: Moda basada en la colaboración intercultural

Allpamamas: un proyecto de moda basado en la colaboración intercultural a través de experiencias compartidas. En una entrevista con This is Ecuador, Vanessa Alarcón nos cuenta sobre esta marca, la colaboración entre diseñadoras y artesanas, el comercio justo y sus procesos zero-waste.

Colorful displays and skilled artisans: visit the Otavalo Fair!

Otavalo is the city of striking colors, delicate crafts and skilled artisans. We love to visit the local fair hosted in Plaza de Ponchos. Read about our experience!

Sig sig’s Women Weavers

Sig sig is a canton in Azuay, west of Cuenca, where the main activities are agriculture and artisanship. From generation to generation, the women weavers of Sigsig have learned the delicate craftsmanship of weaving straw hats. They are commonly known as “Panama Hats” but they are originally made in Ecuador.

Panama hats, a true Ecuadorian Icon

Panama hats are considered delicate, flexible, strong and resistant. They are one of Ecuador´s most acclaimed handicrafts!