Inspired by the love for her native country of Peru, Cristina Dioguardi established Beyond Threads in 1992, co-designing with her long time friend Alejandra Bedoya. Traveling to Peru several times each year, Cristina works with small to medium-sized factories and cottage industries to produce exclusive products of the finest alpaca, pima cotton, merino wool, and other natural fibers. Every facet of production is carefully considered, from dyeing the yarn to selecting beautiful buttons. Master artisans are employed at every stage in the manufacturing process, and many garments require hand-finishing. Beyond Threads maintains the highest ethical standards, using only natural sustainable fibers and working only with groups that follow fair trade practices. The resulting quality is a hallmark of Beyond Threads’ garments, original designs combining Peruvian craftsmanship and contemporary styling.