Pachamama began in 1990 when David Child and Cathy Stirland started trading goods from the Andean Mountains of South America, the inspiration for our name which translates as "Earth Mother" from Quechua the ancient language of the Incas. Since 1996 we began fairly trading handmade 100% wool clothing, accessories and homeware made in Nepal.
Since those early days Pachamama has developed strong and sustainable relationships with our suppliers based on mutual respect for all links in the chain of production - from sourcing and collecting raw materials to designing and marketing finished products. We have been loyal to our original philosophy on fair trade and have been working with some of the same producers for 20 years - ensuring continuous and solid economic and social growth for a large number of people. Pachamama is a proud member of BAFTS - the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.