c/o Teollisen yhteistyön rahasto Oy (FINNFUND)
00181 Helsinki - FINLAND
puh: 09 348 434 (mainitsethan puhelimessa, että tavoittelet Finnpartnershipia)
IndustryTextiles and clothing
Organisation typeCompany, enterprise or trading name
German Busch Avenue #1180
+591, La Paz
La Paz Bolivia
Chief Executive Officer Walther Xavier Rivas Soliz
Project typeTrade intermediary (agent, representative, distributor)
Project abstractCulturas Andianas Tiahuanacu Import Export S.R.L., Bolivian company specialised in the production and exportation of garments in 100% Alpaca´s wool., is searching for Finnish trade intermediaries and buyers for a long-term relationship to reach Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish market. The company produces garments elaborated with 100 % alpaca´s wool under their brand “T-wanak” and products in alpaca´s wool under white-label.
Project descriptionThe company, established in 2006 is based in La Paz, Bolivia and currently employs 4 persons.
The company’s main products include garments in 100% Alpaca´s wool like: Sweaters for men in Troyer, Milenio, Shirt and Intarsia model, Sweaters for women in Intarsia, Milenio and Shirt model and Sweaters for children in the mentioned styles, shawls, scarfs, hats and gloves for men, women and children.
The customers so far have been international fairs around the world such as:
• Foire de Paris - France.
• L’Artigiano in Fiera, Milan – Italy
• Artesanato Fair, Florence – Italy.
• Bazaar Fair, Berlin – Germany.
• INFA, Hannover – Germany.
• International Fair, Zurich – Switzerland
• Tricontinental Fair, Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Spain
• International Fair, Asturias – Spain
• International Fair, Caracas – Venezuela.
• ExpoArtesanías, Bogotá-Colombia.
• Feriart, Porto Alegre-Brazil.
• Fería de Artesanías San Juan - Puerto Rico
The company is currently looking for a partner to buy and distribute Alpaca´s wool garments to the Nordic countries, which have a small but well valued market for this products. Culutras Andinas Tiahuanacu Import Export S.R.L. aims to commercialize the T-wanak brand and the white-label, counting with a variety of products.
Culturas Andinas Tiahuanacu Import Export S.R.L. produces high quality garment with eco-sustainable materials. Their target customers are people looking for a high quality garment with eco-sustainable materials. Alpaca wool is classified as one of the best in the world, the thickness varies from 18 to 22 microns (Cashmere is 19 microns). Alpacas are free grazing animals in lands without pesticides, they are not fed with hormones and do not receive chemicals. According to the company their products compete with the cashmere garments in quality, softness and other aspects.
The company produces high quality clothing with the following characteristics:
• Light garments
• Three times stronger than sheep fibber and seven times hotter.
• Soft texture competing with cashmere´s softness
• Keeps a natural shine after the processes.
• Possibility to obtain more than 20 colours in the process.
• Does not create static.
The company aims to find a trade intermediary who has experience in the representing companies of the clothing sector to commercialize an appealing product such as Alpaca´s garments. The Finnish partner should be able to distribute the Alpaca´s garments also to other countries in Europe.
Number of employees1-9
Annual turnover in €0 - 0.5 million
Annual balance sheet total0 - 0.5 million
Already engaged in international co-operationYes
Percentage of transnational activities50% or more