KINUA, is inspired by Quinua, a small town of Ayacucho, located in the Andes of Perú. It is referred as “the city of the hands that talk”known for the artisans, handmade traditions and picturesque architecture.
KINUA is a family owned companylocated in Lima, sister company of Studio Maira Jimena, a well established textile studio. It was born out of Maira’s love for natural fibers and natural dyeing. After living abroad for almost 11 years between New York, London & Paris, Maira decided to come back to Peru. With studies from world’s most prestigious design school including Parsons School of Design (New York), Central Saint Martins (London) and L’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Paris) she established her studio: a unique space designed to create. Together with her husband Vince, they developed a textile lab where all KINUA yarns until these days are designed and naturally dyed by them. After retiring, Maira’s father, César, a chemical engineer, joined the team. The three of them continued vigorously researching the alchemy behind natural dyeing, exploring color in all its forms and revaluing ancestral techniques in each product they designed.