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It is considered the largest Alpaca Textile Group in Peru. Vertically integrated from Alpaca farming to retailing. The Michell Group has a passion of supplying the finest Alpaca products to the world.
Frank W. Michell founded Michell & Cia in 1931, the mother company of today’s Michell Group. Mr. Michell had the vision of creating and developing an industry over the Alpaca fiber.
To deliver the finest Peruvian Alpaca along the value chain, empahising in the improvement of the Alpaca fiber through breeding programmes in the highlands, which are essential to raise animals with excellent fiber, as we well as getting closer to the breeding cooperatives and communities.
Creating value of each of the products offer is a priority. The manufacturing process starts from hand sorting, scouring, carding, combining, spinning, dyeing, knitting, weaving and retailing of the finest Alpaca products.
Being close to the customer allow us to understand their needs. We care to tailor our products according to the market requirements. We strive that each of our customers are satisfied with our products and services.
“In Life making plans and acting upun them is important, but is vital to dream and believe in your dreams”
FRANK W. MICHELL
FOUNDER OF MICHELL & CIA S.A.
PIONEERS AND LEADERS IN THE
ALPACA INDUSTRY IN PERU
With more than 85 years experience and know-how in the processing of Alpaca fibre, Michell & Cia. is today a pioneer and the leading Alpaca tops and yarns producer and exporter in the world. Frank W. Michell founded Michell & Cía. in 1931, dedicated to the purchase, classification and commercialisation of Alpaca and wool. Totally identified with Alpaca, his intention was to bring the qualities of this singular Andean product to the attention of the rest of the world.LEARN MORE
TREASURE OF THE ANDES
Alpacas (lama pacos) are one of the most beautiful South American camelids. Related to the Llamas, Guanacos and Vicuñas, the Alpaca has been valued for its fibre since pre-Incan times due to the properties and quality of its hair. There are two main species of Alpaca: the Huacayo y Suri.LEARN MORE
MIRASOL NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION
The philosophy behind the Mirasol Project is very simple, the Mirasol Project supports local communities in Peru through the sales of the Mirasol Yarn Collection.LEARN MORE
NATIONAL ART CONTEST
Michell has organised the “Michell Art Contest” for the past 36 years and today it is considered among the best art competitions in Peru. This competition began when the Michell family travelled to Cabanaconde, close to the Colca Canyon in Arequipa.LEARN MORE