Awamaki Head Designer: Alejandra Carrillo-Munoz

Alejandra Carrillo-Munoz

Head Designer


Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Alejandra Carrillo-Muñoz is a designer motivated by the intersection of art and culture as a way to generate social good within marginalized communities. Focused in the ethical, socially-sustainable, slow fashion sector, she utilizes collaborative approaches to partner with indigenous, weaving artisans in the creation of fashion goods. She is most inspired by indigenous crafts, informed by anthropological methodologies, and largely influenced by my Latin American roots as well as her artistic background as a painter. She is based in beautiful Oaxaca, México, where in addition to heading Awamaki’s design team, she has also founded and runs Talleres Diseño Artesanal, an initiative to offer design oriented workshops for artisans in search of preserving their craft and expanding their market access.

Favorite Peruvian Dish or Meal: Ceviche straight from Lima

Favorite Place to Visit in Peru: Huilloc Alto and Kelkanca (close tie!)

What they love about Awamaki: The incredible team in and out of the office that make up Awamaki.

About Awamaki

Awamaki is a nonprofit fair trade social enterprise dedicated to connecting Andean artisan weavers with global markets. We collaborate with women artisans to support their efforts towards educational and financial independence by co-creating beautifully handcrafted knit and woven accessories using hertiage techniques.