beautifully and carefully hand-crafted textiles  



after quitting her job in the oil industry in 2003, claudia méndez, a young bolivian woman with a degree in economics, decided to start her own business. her dream was to create a company that generated as many local jobs as possible and offered the world socially-conscious, carefully hand-crafted, beautiful products using local materials and labor.


claudia founded orígenes bolivia in december 2003. the company took its first steps by manufacturing and exporting hand-made alpaca home products. later, origenes included an apparel line to its collection, as well as the provision of private label services.


nowadays, besides exporting its production, origenes bolivia sell its products locally through its retail store in la paz called “O’ boutique”.


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