AndeanSun was founded by Claudia and Daniel Samanez, a wife and husband team.
We started selling alpaca products online from Peru, our motherland, in 2001. We got married in 2002. In 2004 we moved to the US.
Claudia and Daniel are mom and pop! Our children are Marcia, Rebecca, and Victoria.
Our team now has two members supporting us at our warehouse in Venice, FL. We have a project manager working remotely from Colombia. Our team in Peru, from where we source our products, is four people strong.
Our mission: Help to craft a more caring world.
Our yarns come from the Andean Mountains region and are naturally caring as they must protect life from some of the world’s most extreme conditions. Cotton is soft, fresh, strong and comfortable. Alpaca is naturally auto-thermal regulating (always cozy!), antimicrobial, and moisture wicking.
Our vision: we want to get as many people as possible to enjoy the care that our yarns, combined with their crafting labor of love, bring to the world.
Claudia is our President and crocheter in chief; she supervises operations, product creation, and selection. Daniel is our Vice President and resident photographer; he is also in charge of the vision and growth of our team.
Here is Claudia in her crochet group and practicing yarn dying.
Thank you for the opportunity to share not only our yarn but also our origins with you. We will be glad to keep in touch and tell you more about AndeanSun Yarns and us.
Claudia & Daniel
Co-Founders of AndeanSun Yarns