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Fibras Andinas Chile S.A.

We are Chile's first producers of highest quality camelid yarns and rovings for a high-end market of hand knitters and spinners worldwide.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Fashion
  • Location Arica, Chile
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2009
  • Employees 8
  • Website fibrasandinas.com

Company Summary

By means of a proprietary dehairing process, we have succeeded at refining llama and guanaco fibers to extraordinary softness. Our yarns are highly valued by a market of young needleartists worldwide, always looking for new and exciting products. Located in Arica in Northern Chile, we are a world recognized impact business, improving fair trade and providing better quality of life and pay to impoverished camelid growers in the Andean highlands.

Team

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    Jorge Antonio del Carpio
    Executive Director

    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, U of Iowa. Selected to Start Up Chile's 2nd round. Successful entrepreneur since 1992. Top management experience with Telefónica Celular de Bolivia, Matreq-Caterpillar. President of Arica & Parinacota's chapter of ASECH Asociación de Emprendedores de Chile. Jorge was named Arica's Personality of the Year in Economics by SoyChile.cl in 2013.

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    Isabel Paz
    Marketing

    Social Communications, Advertising and Marketing degree from Escuela de Comunicaciones Mónica Herrera, Santiago de Chile. Experience in strategic marketing, public relations and image development. Responsible for Community Management of Fibras Andinas' successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013.

Advisors

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    José Luis Araya Urrutia
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Gonzalo Paz
    Mentor
    Unconfirmed
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    Juan Carlos Iturri
    Mentor
    Unconfirmed

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