Peruvian Embroidered Belt


by: Jenny Krauss


Collections: Accessories, Belts, Holiday Sale, Jenny Krauss

Collection: Accessories



  • Versatile color palettes, intricate designs
  • Hand woven and embroidered by women in the Andes of Peru
  • 100% sheep’s wool and non-toxic dyes
  • 1-7/8” wide, easily fits through belt loops
  • Two sizes: medium and large
  • Medium is 41” (fits 28”-37”)
  • Large is 47” (fits 34”-43”)
  • Due to their handmade nature, belts may vary slightly in length (up to an inch)

Country: Peru

Jenny Krauss’s story is a classic: she visited Peru in 2008, met a highly skilled group of women artisans, fell in love with the Peruvian embroidery techniques, bought a few belts to bring back to the states… and the rest is history. Today, Jenny employs 1600 artisans who create these beautifully embroidered belts, purses, and pillows. Not only have these Peruvian women’s stunning work influenced Jenny and her business greatly, Jenny has been an equally positive force in the artisans’ lives. Living in such remote areas as the Peruvian Andes, the women have few other opportunities for work, so Jenny’s project has become critical to earning a sustainable income and supporting their families. Jenny Krauss operates using fair trade guidelines, meaning that artisans “earn a living wage, have a safe working environment, and are not subject to workplace pollutants or toxins… [or] child labor.”


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