The Monkey Project's founder, Nubia Echevarria, moved to her parent’s native country of Peru for a year. While living in the small town of Huancayo, known as the Artisan capital of Peru, Nubia was inspired by the talent the native artisans possessed. This beautiful mountain town, nestled in the heart of the Andes, was rich in craftsmanship but lacked work opportunity. Nubia wanted to provide a platform for these artisans & their talent - this was the catalyst for The Monkey Project.
The Monkey Project believes that love is the most powerful force in the world, and as a social enterprise we express that love through our commitment to fair-trade business practices. We provide work to talented Peruvian women who hand-crochet each of our lovable sock monkeys while also, educating the younger generation on social issues and the concept of giving-back.