James with the knitters who make our unique hand dyed chullos in Cusco region, 2011
Amy first became involved with Peru when she went there on her gap year, having studied Spanish throughout secondary school. She spent a year living in Trujillo, northern Peru. She then went on to study Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at Nottingham University, returning to Peru during her year abroad to work for the British Embassy in Lima. Amy and her husband James founded Mamacha in 2008. James has also visited Peru several times and together the two of them have built strong relationships with the producers.
Amy has also completed a Business Course in Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion.