Pichinku is a social enterprise based in the small town of Lamay, where the team of four women hand-dye yarn using dye plants foraged from the hills and valleys of the Cusco area. A deep and ever-growing knowledge of dye plants and methods guides Pichinku’s process, as they create color palettes and combinations based on the dye material, time of harvest and dye techniques. Each skein of yarn is hand-dyed and dried in the sun, after which it is separated into individual lots for sale.