Aula Artesana is driven by principles of sustainability, inclusivity, transparency and social good. We work to make sure that these values are reflected throughout our business, guiding our approach to relationships with our employees, partners, guests and planet. We are constantly reassessing ourselves and our practices and are always open to feedback, questions and suggestions.
Here's a look at how these principles play out...
Fair-market compensation for the time, skill and creativity that goes into each product
We never negotiate prices, except when we feel that a proposed amount is too low.
We do not interfere with the design process or aesthetic choices of our partners, though from time to time we request particular colors or sizes.
Relationships built on mutual respect, open dialogue and participation
We visit our partners regularly and request that meetings be translated into the local Indigenous language, ensuring that everyone can understand and participate.
WITH OUR EMPLOYEES
Plus careful adherence to Peruvian labor laws regarding working hours and benefits.
An open and safe work environment
Feedback, suggestions, and creativity are welcomed and encouraged.
Reliance on local expertise
We maintain ongoing relationships with local, independently-owned restaurants and hotels whose philosophy and dedication to sustainability mirror our own.
WITH THE PLANET:
As much as possible, product materials are ethically sourced, and products are sustainably made using natural elements.
We aim for packaging made of recycled materials, if any at all.
We require and trust that our partners are transparent with us regarding their processes, methods, sourcing, sustainability and work practices.
We build sustainable choices into all of our workshops and travel, and we're always open to suggestions for reducing our environmental impact.
WITH OUR GUESTS:
Open and honest communication
All the details, on all products and workshops.
We promise to provide the most unique, high-quality handcrafted goods made in Peru.
Intention and personalization
We carefully design our itineraries based on guests' interests and passions.
We constantly aim to improve and count on our guests for critiques and suggestions.