+ 30 years of experience
Sustainable & ecological
APU KUNTUR - A family business
At APU KUNTUR, traditional craftsmanship merges with modern European fashion design. Our family business in Cusco, Perú produces exclusive and high-quality clothing and accessories from alpaca - one of the finest natural fibers in the world. You can see and feel our years of experience and outstanding quality in every garment in our large assortment.
Nelly Gutknecht-Amachi and her daughters Prisila and Danna design all models and collections in their Swiss and Parisian atelier. Juan and Juvenal Amachi, Nelly's brothers, are responsible for the high-quality products according to Fairtrade specifications in Peru, while Matthias Gutknecht takes care of the distribution in Europe. Together they are supported by now more than 100 employees in Peru and Europe.
Elegant, natural and
Fashion from Peru
Apu Kuntur - stands for the highest quality as well as sustainable manufacturing since its foundation in 1989. We produce in our production plant in Cusco, Peru, and process the highest quality Peruvian natural fibers such as noble alpaca or organic Pima cotton to textile masterpieces that you will love.
- Elegant clothing and accessories made from the finest alpaca fiber
- Highest wearing comfort due to the excellent properties of this valuable natural fiber
- Fair production in a family business in Peru
- Highest product quality
- Huge assortment - from alpaca scarves to socks
- Experience for over 30 years
- Excellent service
Our constantly growing assortment now includes more than 250 articles.
Social responsibility and fair conditions
Fair conditions in our trade relations are a very important concern for us. In our family production plant in Cusco, Péru, we produce according to fair trade guidelines - in addition to adequate wages and above-average social benefits, our employees receive shared meals, for example. Visit us and see for yourself. We also have a close partnership with our many distributors in Europe. This allows us to constantly develop and offer our customers the best.
Alpaca fibers and organic Pima cotton of the highest quality
At APU KUNTUR we strive to offer only the highest quality products. We use only the finest alpaca fibers and organic Pima cotton for our collections and only high-quality materials from Peru for our finishes. As the largest total supplier in Europe, we have been offering a wide range of products since 1989 and are constantly expanding our range. We strive to offer only the best to our customers and are constantly working to improve the quality of our products.
Proximity to nature and sustainability
The shearing of alpacas is done annually in a gentle way that does not injure the animals. Alpacas graze in Peru at such altitudes where another agriculture is hardly possible. They are herbivores that only pluck off the grass so that roots remain. Since alpacas have soft undersides of their feet instead of hooves, they do not injure the soil. This creates the basis for preserving the millennia-old legacy of the Incas for future generations.
Social projects at APU KUNTUR
"At APU KUNTUR, social projects are very close to our hearts and we continuously implement them. We have noticed over time that many other women and families in Peru are in a similar situation as I was at the time as a single mother of three children. So our production facility in Cusco became the basis for integrating various projects, which we would like to present to you in more detail here."
CHILDCARE FOR SINGLE MOTHERS In the new production center with light-flooded rooms, we were able to create a nice environment for the young children of our female employees. Two trained caregivers lovingly take care of the children here, there is a reading and craft area, a playground, and, since 2022, also a new nature garden.
OUR CANTINE It has always been important to Nelly that its employees can receive a full, free and warm lunch. For this purpose, our company canteen was created. Señora Monica, who previously worked in production and is herself a single mother of five children, was happy to take on the task of cooking.
Social responsibility and fair conditions
Fair conditions in our trade relations are a very important concern for us. In our family production plant in Cusco, Péru, we produce according to fair trade guidelines - in addition to adequate wages and above-average social benefits, our employees receive shared meals, for example. Visit us and see for yourself. We also maintain a close partnership with our many distributors in Europe. This allows us to constantly develop and offer our customers the best.
Support for deaf employees
Since November 2020, APU KUNTUR has been supporting deaf employees in our production facility through training and employment for, those who would otherwise find it difficult to find employment or social security in Peru. For this purpose, fourteen of our employees are now taking lessons in sign language so that communication and even joint "singing" (with dancing hand movements) are possible. In the meantime, three deaf employees are working in the production facility in Cusco.
Donation campaign "Alpaca blankets
Our production always produces residual wool. From it, we make blankets that we have given away in remote, small villages. Here the people still live very traditionally, simply, and nature-oriented, from what they grow themselves. In November 2021, APU KUNTUR was able to make many families happy with the donation of over 500 blankets.
The production center of APU KUNTUR
... is located at an altitude of 3500 meters. Not far from Machu Picchu, Cusco, the former center of the great Inca culture, nestles in the picturesque surroundings of the high mountain valley. The home of the Incas is also the home of APU KUNTUR - more than 30 years ago, the first production facilities were still located in private living rooms until 2006 when the company moved into its first own building for production. Having outgrown the conditions and needs long ago, the modern production center was inaugurated in 2018 and since then offers all local employees a safe workplace - not only meaningfully, but also literally thanks to the production center built according to European standards. Visit us on-site! Many customers and business partners have already visited our production facility in person and were able to get an impression of how our APU KUNTUR products are manufactured.