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By Peruvian fashion brand Cornelio Borda by Renata García-Menacho.
Cornelio Borda’s designs are developed between Peru and Italy and produced in Peru, working with specialists in both countries and reinforcing our commitment to sustainability through the reuse of waste materials.
"Our Alpaca Carpet line does not involve the use of any animal fur but incorporates Alpaca and in some models, Pima Cotton yarn. These materials are sourced from the remainder of clothing production in Peru. With the yarn, we create a type of carpet, which is handmade stitch by stitch. This carpet is brushed by hand to achieve a soft feel and look for our shoes and bags. The first trials of this embroidery technique were developed with artisans from the Marche Region in Italy several years ago. Afterward, we repeated this approach with talented female artisans from Peru. Each artisan requires one day to embroider two pairs of our hand-made Alpaca shoes."
In her work, Renata García-Mencho combines her love for Peruvian culture with Italian craftsmanship. She works directly with Peruvian and Italian artisans in order to promote cultural exchange in the development of her products.
The founder has worked with several Italian companies dedicated to creating ideas, materials, and designs for the fashion conglomerates LMVH and Kering. Her love for accessories motivated her to move to the Marche region of Italy to work directly with Italian artisans who are experts in the sector. After this journey, she returned to Peru and founded Cornelio Borda: an ode to her family supported by her talent and experience.