On the way to the Inca Trail, we visited a little community called Ccaccaccollo. This is the community for many of the GAP adventures porters for the Inca Trail. GAP helped organize the Women's Textile Project, where the women and wives of the porters make traditional textiles of alpaca and wool. As part of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, GAP takes its travel groups to Ccaccaccollo to learn every step of the traditional weaving process including spinning the wool, dying the wools with all natural dyes and different weaving and knitting techniques. This program is a great way for a little community to benefit economicly from tourism without having a negetive social or cultural impact.
- In 2008 we (Meggan and Beau) set out to see the world and start a business. Since then we have visited 48 countries and we’re just getting started. Travel and design go hand in hand. Whether we’re on the other side of the planet, or down the street we always find things to inspire us.