Michell Statement

Jun. 13, 2020
We would like to expand the content of our statement from last week in relation to the video footage on shearing at our Mallkini Farm.

Michell Statement

Jun. 4, 2020
We would like to draw your attention to a video recently transmitted by the organization called PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) regarding the shearing system of our Mallkini farm. We would like to further specify the following aspects:

Michell Statement

Jun. 1, 2020
Since yesterday, a video footage made by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on the mistreatment of alpacas during our shearing,has been circulating on social networks. Although the images can undoubtedly have an impact, we reject the claim that they constitute established practices.

Obtaining the Certificate of Fair Trade for Good Practices

In May 2019 we set ourselves the challenge of achieving the Fair Trade Certification for Good Practices and today we are proud to have obtained it. In this time of crisis, it is important for us to communicate that we stand firm on these principles, which we will now share with you.

Apr. 28, 2020

Learn more about our Organic Certification

Mar. 19, 2020
As the pioneers and leaders of the Alpaca industry worldwide, Michell y Cía is always at the forefront of the global textile industry.

Introducing “Hilando Verde”

Our arborization project.

Dec. 10, 2019
As a part of our actions to take care of the environment, Michell y Cía started the “Hilando Verde” arborization project, which means “Green Spinning”


Our new retail brand with a purpose!

Nov. 4, 2019
This year, at Michell, we have launched a new brand of garments and accessories: Mallkini. This is a brand committed to promoting education for children in the highlands of Puno, Peru.

Green innovation

This article was originally posted at Twist, published by
WTiN - www.wtin.com

Jul. 30, 2019

Alpaca processor and spinner Michell has introduced a range of sustainability initiatives developed through its new design and innovation hub Michell Labs. Twist caught up with Raul Rivera, the company’s marketing manager, to find out more.


Our new Michell blog

Learn about our history, collaborators, community, news and our latest innovations

Jun. 24, 2019

It is an honor and a pleasure for us to present this blog, which is born as a new space to be in contact with all of you, and show you our latest news, useful information and the history of the company. This will be an exciting journey through the essence of Michell, our past, present and future, in which you are protagonists.

We will be presenting you our history and its impact in our city, Arequipa; Peru, and the world. Since our founder Frank W. Michell began his adventure to this beautiful country, at the beginning of the 20th century, to our days, in which we seek to maintain and magnify the legacy of the Alpaca Pioneer in the world...