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Maqu

Maqu is a sustainable fashion label that combines Peruvian heritage with modern, minimalist designs inspired by progressive European culture. Maqu celebrates diversity and inclusivity by combining cultures, styles and materials. The clarity of the cuts puts the wearer in the foreground and surprises with elegant and practical details. At Maqu, classic and modern are interwoven.

FOUNDER: Marisa Fuentes Prado

LOCATION: Peru/Germany

MATERIALS: Alpaca and sheep wool, recycled silver 950, Pima and organic cotton, Tencel - sustainable wood fiber, and viscose
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    About the founder

    MARISA FUENTES PRADO

    The fashion label Maqu was founded by designer Marisa Fuentes Prado. Marisa Fuentes Prado was born in Lima, Peru and studied fashion design and worked in the fashion industry before moving to Europe. In 2013, she moved to Copenhagen to intern at the studio of famed designer Henrik Vibskov, followed by another internship at the studio of designer Freya Dalsjø in 2014.

    Maqu is a label that combines art, design and practicality, integrating social, environmental and sustainable elements in its collections. The brand has already achieved several successes, including participation in the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin, where it presented its sustainable and eco-friendly designs.

    Mia Dress — Olive by Maqu at White Label Project
    Trippin Dress by Maqu at White Label Project
    Mycel Pants by Maqu at White Label Project

    Story & Highlights

    Maqu pursued GOTS certification for its organic cotton and Tencel/Lyocell, a fabric derived from wood and hemp. Local and traditional wool farming methods are employed to circumvent grassland destruction, with wool harvesting guided by shepherd families. This commitment to sustainability results in the release of small series in Maqu's production lines.

    In line with Maqu's values, the company is on a plastic-free mission, ensuring that all deliveries are made in recycled paper boxes by GoGreen. Maqu's Alpaca wool is acquired with ease and gentleness, capitalizing on the calm and friendly nature of alpacas. The harvesting process is conducted with sensitivity, treating the animals as part of the extended Maqu family, each even having names. This traditional agricultural approach, largely unchanged in the Andes for millennia, allows Maqu's herds to roam freely, preventing damage to grasslands and erosion.