Beyond Threads

About Beyond Threads
 
Inspired by the love for her native country of Peru, Cristina Dioguardi established Beyond Threads in 1992, co-designing with her long time friend Alejandra Bedoya.  Over the years found there was a niche in the market for garments and accessories made with Alpaca that combined Peruvian craftsmanship and contemporary timeless styling.

Traveling to Peru several times each year, Cristina works with small to medium-sized factories and cottage industries to have them produce their exclusive products.  The finest alpaca, pima cotton, merino wool, and other natural fibers are used.  Every facet of production is carefully considered, from dyeing the yarn to selecting beautiful buttons. Master artisans are employed at every stage in the manufacturing process, and many garments require hand-finishing.  Always striving to use natural sustainable fibers and work with groups that follow fair trade practices. The resulting quality is a hallmark of Beyond Threads’ garments and their original designs.

In 2013 Beyond Threads joined efforts with Mery Luz Salva a self-taught jeweler designer born in Peru.  Again combining efforts they create a unique jewelry line by experimenting with recycled textiles, cardboard, yarns, and threads. These recycled fibers are applied in various techniques such as: ruching, wrapping, pressing, cutting, gluing and sewing translate into  beautiful colorful textile fiber jewelry.

By manufacturing our products in Peru for over two decades we have helped to create many jobs and grow many women-owned companies. In that time we have built a following for our products in the U.S.A., Canada, and even Japan.

Our Philosophy…

At Beyond Threads, we believe our business activities should enhance the lives and livelihoods of all persons involved with us, from the people we help to employ in cottage industries and small to medium factories in Peru to our employees who work here in the U.S.  At the same time we believe in being good stewards of our natural resources. .

We honor the people, the culture, and the traditions of the artisans we work with. Beyond Threads has been trading fairly with suppliers, while using fibers that are natural and sustainable, long before the principles of Fair Trade and “eco-friendly” became widely adopted. 

And we will continue on this path…

Follow us on Instagram at  @BeyondThreadsSeattle to view our collection!

214 S Jackson St

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 326-5557

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