ESCVDO, led by the sisters Chiara and Giuliana Machiavello, believes in sustainable slow-fashion that reflects their passion for design and honors their heritage. They work together with skilled craftsmen and women from all over Peru to produce timeless pieces using top-quality local fibers. Each item of clothing contains a storyline that can be traced back through the knitter who hand wove it and the alpaca who provided the wool, to the moment in time – centuries ago– when these knitting traditions were born. Within each garment lies a story…and once worn, you become part of it.
ECVDO’s collections are inspired by Peru’s vast cultural and natural wealth, combining ancestral textile traditions with premium fibers. Escudo is an ethical contemporary fashion brand that uses Peruvian ancestral textile techniques in the creation of their pieces.
They work with our weavers on reclaiming traditional weaving techniques and
empowering the memory of Peru’s traditions. Their collections are both sourced and made locally.
The designers are committed to sustainability and transparency in the execution of their collections. They employ skilled artisans in both the sourcing of materials, and the creation of our one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces, contributing to the local
economies and financially supporting age-old traditions. They work with a
predominantly female artisan staff, and are dedicated to recruiting and
promoting women artisans in hopes to provide financial independence and
Their organic Pima cotton comes from the coastal region of Pisco, Peru, and
adheres to the highest fair-trade standards. The specific cotton strain used for
our garments provides the longest fibers available, yielding an exceptionally
The Alpaca wool is sourced from the Peruvian Andes, where they partner
with local craftspeople in the preservation of traditional sheering and hand-
spinning techniques, as well as the conservation and promotion of 22 natural
fiber tones found in native Peruvian Alpacas. Alpaca wool is softer, lighter,
and warmer than most other wools, and is considered renewable and eco-
friendly. No animals are harmed in the production process.
All sourced fibers are brought to our headquarters in Barranco, Lima, where
they are transformed by their in-house knitting team. Each garment is hand
stitched and all finishings are done manually.
ESCVDO has been featured in top fashion magazines, including Vogue. We are happy to include ESCVDO in our collection of outstanding Latin American designers.