Sometimes dusting off relics from the past can be a satisfying way to appreciate the present. It allows you to see the journey from a new perspective. Back in the day (32 years ago to be specific), Annie and her mother Biddy began their small artisan-made alpaca sweater business from their own kitchen table. Inspired by Annie’s anthropology research on women in the Andean marketplaces of Peru, they created a small catalog with Annie doing everything from designing, modeling, photography and writing the copy, while Biddy took care of the packaging and shipping of orders and managing the growing rolodex of potential customers.
The above image is an insert from their 1980 digest-size catalog. Penned entirely by Annie, the "Field Sketches" style of this page looks as if it could have been inspired by the journal of Hiram Bingham himself, a nod to Annie’s own anthropology background.
To read more about how Peruvian Connection began, click here.