Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America
Contact person: Dorinda Dutcher
PAZA is the volunteer work of Dorinda Dutcher and supporters who help Andean weavers preserve their weaving heritage and care for their families with the sales of their craft. The program in Bolivia includes the Club de Artesanas in Independencia, natural-dye workshops, product design and development, and a volunteer program. The traditional line of products includes ch ́uspas (shoulder bags), incuñas, and tapa bancas (lengths of woven cloth). New designs include various styles of cosmetic bags, guitar straps, yoga mat straps, and belts. Production is limited because of the lengthy handcrafted process from sheep to weaving.