Awamaki Sales Coordinator: Mandish Kalsi

Mandish Kalsi

Sales Coordinator

Contact: mandish@awamaki.org

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

I was born in India but my family moved to Sydney when I was 6 years old. From a young age, I have traveled a lot and lived in different places, so traveling, learning different languages and about different cultures is a part of who I am. I studied a double bachelors in Fashion & textiles design and International studies. After university, I moved back to India to work with artisans and to learn more about textile processes, where I ended up working in design and production for over 2 years. Eventually I felt a desire to experience artisan design elsewhere so when I stumbled upon an opportunity to work with Awamaki in Peru, it was the perfect chance to broaden my understanding of artisan communities and about the handmade supply chain.

Favorite Peruvian Dish or Meal: Tequeños

Favorite Place to Visit in Peru: Kelkanca

What they love about Awamaki:  The opportunity to work alongside such a diverse team and the dedication shown by the entire team to support the livelihoods of rural communities.

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.