Ecuapaca is a small business located in Cuenca, Ecuador. It comes from the union of two words, Ecuador and Alpaca. Most of our products are made from alpaca, while others are made from different textiles that our amazing artisans created in a process that respects the animals and the land.
Although our offices are located in Cuenca, we have different providers located in the city of Otavalo and local artisans who bring their products from all around Ecuador.
Ecuador is a small country located in South America. A mountain range divides the country into coastal, Andean, and Amazon regions. The Galápagos Islands are located 600 miles off the Pacific coast. Our small city, Cuenca, is located in the Andean region and it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca, its full name, or just Cuenca, was founded in 1557 by the Spanish king Charles V. It is known that when the Spanish arrived, there was a community called the Inca-Cañari. The urban layout reflected this fusion with colonial houses in its core and an agricultural tint in its surroundings. Four main rivers cross the city: Tomebamba, Yanuncay, Tarqui and Machangara. The colonial architecture, along with its captivating and colorful traditional locales, is reflected in each of our products.
Shopping at Ecuapaca
Shopping at our website is like taking a walk through the historic center of Cuenca while feeling the warm breeze on your face. Step by step, feeling the cobblestones under your feet, you will enjoy the cultural heritage that we share in our ponchos, blankets, and more. In every product you will find diversity of texture, color, material, and tradition embroidered in every fiber that our talented artisans have put together.
Our goal is to bring the joy, culture and heritage to your house while keeping you warm and fashionable.
Why buy from us? Well, George Burns said it best “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” We are your family in another country! With every purchase you support our dreams, our talented artisans and our amazing culture. Thank you for choosing Ecuapaca!
My name is Roxi and I am Ecuadorian married to a proud American husband. We both share a common love for both of our countries and cherish our cultural heritage that merge in one crazy, funny family of dreamers. We have two incredible kids. Both of them are the main reason to share this cultural business with you.
Keep in mind that when you buy from us you help a family, a community and local artisans. A big thank you from the bottom of my heart for becoming our customer.