In 1992, after completing an MA in Native American Studies, Carry Somers established Pachacuti. Founded on a passion for improving the lives of Andean producers and their communities, Pachacuti is committed to creating a successful, contemporary fashion and accessories business built on the foundation of fair trade.
A fair trade pioneer, Pachacuti was the first company in the world to be able to put ‘certified fair trade’ on their entire product range. The brand now creates Private Label collections for well-known designer brands and includes a shop in Ashbourne and a wholesale business supplying 300 retailers around the world.
Pachacuti means "world upside-down" in the Quechua language and represents the endeavour to redress the inequalities in the global fashion industry through demonstrating that it is possible to run a successful retail and wholesale clothing business which benefits the producers and is environmentally sustainable.
Considers the social and environmental factors in the design process.
Uses packaging that is made of recycled or recyclable materials.
This brand supports a charitable organisation
Pays the local minimum wage and/or the local living wage.
This brand has taken steps to reduce its water footprint.
This brand has certifications.
Animal cruelty free and does not test on animals.