Armadillo is a fair trade and ethical enterprise seeking to bring positive change to the Kichwa artisans who manufacture clothing and accessories in remote regions of Ecuador. These products have an intricate technique that is passed down throughout generations.
Armadillo works directly with weavers to ensure they are fairly compensated. This initiative is led by Daniela Quinonez, a finance professional and social entrepreneur. In 2016, Ecuador was impacted by a 7.8M earthquake - the strongest in the past century - and Daniela started Armadillo in response to the damages.
She envisioned a robust enterprise to rebuild depressed economies through collaboration and sustainable tourism, and so she did. Now, Armadillo continues to grow with the mission of working closely with communities to generate a greater and deeper impact.
Simiatug, pronounced shimi-AH-took and equivalent to “Mouth of the Wolf” in Kichwa, is a remote village tucked away in a valley in between the Andes (inside the Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve).
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