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March 16, 2011 The Green Movement Continues

We’re happy to announce that the Peruvian Connection catalog is now being printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)–certified paper. What is the Forest Stewardship Council? Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, the FSC is an … Continue reading

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February 23, 2011 Kaffe Fassett: 10 Years of Collaboration with PC

This year marks not only the 35th anniversary for Peruvian Connection, but also the 10th anniversary of our collaboration with renowned designer, Kaffe Fassett. Kaffe has written numerous books and has created thousands of sweater and needlepoint kits, and his designs … Continue reading

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February 10, 2011 Mario Testino: A Prince Among Photographers

Peruvian-born photographer Mario Testino is famous for his work in the glamorous fashion world (think Gucci, Burberry, Michael Kors, Vogue and Vanity Fair) and the world of celebrity. His famous subjects have included many actresses (i.e. Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Julia … Continue reading

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February 7, 2011 Another Extraordinary Natural Fiber: Spider Silk

600px-Spiderweb What’s stronger than steel, softer than cashmere and extraordinarily flexible and lightweight? It’s spider silk! In fact, natural spider silk has a tensile strength that’s five times greater than steel and is around 25 percent lighter than synthetic, petroleum … Continue reading

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October 25, 2010 Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize

Earlier this month, the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Mr. Vargas Llosa, whose often-political writings examine corruption in Latin America, is one of the most significant essayists and novelists of his generation. Since … Continue reading

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