"I was born in Huancayo with a love for my land and a great desire to learn, so my father taught me how to knit when I was very young. I grew up wanting to make improvements my father's small workshop. <br><br>"I studied industrial engineering, and that's when I met wife. Since then she's been my rock. <br><br>"When I was working as a professor of technical design I started designing using different colors and then translating them into knitted patterns at my father's workshop. <br><br>"Times in Peru were very difficult between 1985 and 1990, and my parents started selling their machines to support their family. After my parents passed away, my wife and I got a small capital to start our own workshop. We started with six sweaters and as they began to sell production began to increase, so did our dedication. <br><br>"We also had to deal with some tough experiences such as being conned, orders that didn't get paid or faulty designs. But all of this became a learning experience and with hard work, plus the support of my wife and friends, I improved products and processes. <br><br>"My focus now is on creating fine knitwear of top quality, and in so doing sharing with the world the beauty of our culture and our Andean textiles. I work with a team of artisans who believe in my objective and I'm thrilled that we all enjoy our line of work so that we'll give it our most."