Arpillera from Peru

Made in the shanty towns of Lima,

supported by the Anglican Church

Contact Nick or Chris: phone or text 07896 162461 or

Arpilleras - Tree

Arpillera Prices

We've endeavoured to keep prices steady over the last 4 years, with only a small increase in some prices. We've increased the amount paid to the ladies to help counteract inflation and the deterioration in exchange rates so that they do not suffer. We've absorbed much of the additional cost by reducing the (small) profit margin we made - remember that all the profit went back to the project though. This Autumn (2022) we've had to increase the prices on a few items to maintain status quo.

From time to time we have lots of stock - please contact us to see if we have what you'd like. If not, then orders are  taken for delivery in 4-6 months. Our "profit margin" on sales is very low to ensure that ladies continue to receive their income. Overall "Profits" also include the donations we receive as a result of our talks - donations in lieu of "speaker fees", general donations from attendees at our talks and "top-up" donations when our customers make purchases. These make a real difference to the amount we can send back to the Project .

If you can add a little by way of a donation to your payment this too will be passed back to the project.

We do not ask for money at the time of ordering, only on delivery of the item.

£35.00 - Christmas Tree 
£35.00 - Noah’s Ark Cushion Cover / Wall Hanging 
£37.50 - Market Scene Cushion Cover / Wall Hanging
£35.00 - Tea Cosie / Cafetiere Cosie
£30.00 - Oven Mitts (pair) - or £15.00 for a single mitt
£40.00 - Advent Calendar (New style) - to Order only
£29.00 - Christmas Stocking
£17.00 - Small Shoulder Bag or Kitchen Tidy
£11.50 - Small purse / small mobile phone bag or Small Panel
£12.50 - Spectacle Case (or small mobile phone case)
£20.00 - Star
£ask (>£220) - Christmas Tree Skirt (1metre dia)
£ask - from £125 - Priest's Stole
£ask - from £85- Waistcoat 
£15.00 for a pack of 4 - Woven Dolls (or £4 each)
£12.50 Miniature Stocking or Tree
£6.00 / £7.00 Tree ornament

Orders are welcomed, but we cannot guarantee delivery by a specific date. Items not in stock are manufactured to order only and to minimise costs of postage from Peru, we must combine orders together. It is most likely that we will have deliveries in Spring and Autum each year. Work on a 4 - 6 month lead time please for items not in stock.

Other items can be purchased - please see the Examples page for the Priest's Stole and a waistcoat - to special order. Please contact Nick or Chris if you wish to enquire about these or indeed and other special item not on the above price list.

If you do require urgent delivery, then we can obtain a quotation for postage of a single item from Peru. Typically, a 1st class post parcel will cost from £40.

Postage within the UK is typically £4 - £5 per item for single larger items down to as little as £0.90 for a purse, but will be at cost only - we re-use packaging so there is only the postage cost. For multiple items to the same address, we will endeavour to create as compact a parcel as possible and minimise overall cost.


ALL income from sales is returned to the ladies and the Anglican Church in Peru , (excluding the Postage costs).

Shortly after we started our support for the project, Jean Samaniego, the project co-ordinator, quoted:
“The new group we inaugurated last year has just completed a year of work, and we are most grateful for the extra that you sent us from last year's sales, which enabled us to fund their work. We provided them with fabrics and paid two of the ladies from the original group to teach them. This teaching continues, and we have seen them improve enormously, and bring new touches to the work done, as well as be very happy to have the extra income. Another of the group has begun studying nursing, and finds her income most useful for buying materials for the course.” Subsequently, most profit has been used for healthcare (there is no NHS in Peru) and other essential support for the ladies and their families.

Download Arpillera Price List

Enquiries to :-
Nick and Chris Roberts

Nick is also available to speak to groups (within reasonable travelling distance of Chesterfield). He has a slideshow of photographs of Peru and a short film he's made of the Arpillera ladies at work. Chris, his wife, will bring samples of Arpillera for your Group to view and whatever stock we have to sell. She will also take orders (no payment is taken until the item(s) are delivered).