Hortensia Handmade

New York, United States New York, United States

The Story

Hortensia (pronounced H OH R-TEHNN-SEE-AH) is a Franco-Peruvian accessories & knitwear brand inspired by traditional Andean weaving, the warmness of alpaca wool and the people behind the brand. Hortensia was created out of the desire to show the rest of the world the unique designs that Peru has to offer. Our designers, Elizabeth Tola and Michelle Peglau carry on a legacy of quality and tradition with meticulous attention to style, comfort and timelessness.

Each piece is entirely handmade by skilled artisans for whom knitting has been a livelihood for generations. To maintain these traditions and enable a sustainable environment for the artisans is a major goal for the company. And fusing traditional knitting techniques, the unique qualities of alpaca wool and the designer’s chic aesthetic, we have created a collection of luxurious, wearable pieces shown in endless textures and colors, designed for the active, stylish urbanites.

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