We are a textile company, Incalpaca is a vertically integrated Company part of the Grupo Inca, one of the most outstanding groups of the local economy.
We have worked for renowned brands in the fashion industry, exporting our products to more than 50 customers in the 5 continents.
Our founder, Don Francis Patthey, came from Switzerland in 1950. A wonderful family was established and raised in Arequipa, a city in southern Peru, where he discovered the world of alpacas.
In the early 1980s, Condor Tips was founded, producing high-quality alpaca fabrics. Two years later, Tumi Knit was founded to produce mainly alpaca fibre sweaters.
After 20 years of experience in yarns production and foreign trade activities, Grupo Inca decided to merge the latter two companies. Thus, in 1996, Incalpaca TPX was born.
Incalpaca works with the world's leading fashion brands and exports to more than 50 countries worldwide.
We have five production lines: Accessories, Home Line, Knitwear, Heavy Clothing and Woven Fabrics; providing a wide range of products and processes to our customers.
Today, in a world concerned with the environment and fair trade conditions, we believe that sustainability is the only way. In 2019, we were able to achieve certification for Fair Trade Best Practices from PromPeru and Bureau Veritas. Most of our workers have been working with us for over 15 years, ensuring high quality garments.
"To be the global leader in the manufacture and marketing of unique alpaca and vicuña garments.”
"To meet the needs of sophisticated customers through unique Alpaca and Vicuña products linked to innovative concepts with sustainable and integrated processes. And to transcend as a company, ensuring the continuity of interest groups, especially the producers of these noble fibres. "
"Perhaps the mission for all is to find the reason why we are in this world. It is an arduous quest in which time serves as the canvassed lifestyle that we ourselves trace in the path ahead."
Alpacas are noble and generous animals, legendary and sensitive. In Peru, it is also a national symbol dating back to 5000 BCE. Currently, 80% of the world's population of this camelid is located in the Andes of Peru, where more than four million alpacas live. Each of these alpacas represents the work and progress of thousands of Peruvians who live far from modern life. For them, raising alpacas means preserving a vestige of ancient history. For us, it's keeping history alive and making every day our reason for being.
But our fascination with alpacas was born not just for its obvious beauty or the history behind it, nor only for its magical and unique fibre, which is recognized all over the world. For us, the world of alpacas is full of lessons that we have applied to everything we do. If you want to know more about this majestic animal you can visit whyalpaca.com.