Christian & Viviana's Workshop
Christian and his wife Viviana have been working with Andean Collection since 2008. Their workshop is located in the hub of Ecuadorian tagua production, where they handcraft Andean Collection’s bracelets. Prior to joining Andean Collection, Christian traveled long distances throughout Ecuador to sell his handcrafted bracelets and souvenirs at low profit margins. As a result of this grueling travel schedule, he was often away from his family and struggled to make ends meet. Now he manages eight employees in his large and expanding workshop. Working with Andean Collection has allowed Christian and Viviana to spend more quality time with their three young children, as well as provide a secure life for them. In 2011 they expanded and renovated their home, adding five rooms as well as a large balcony to relax on in the evening.