Emilime empowers a network of artisan partners in Peru both as creative contributors and as business leaders. The artisan leaders coordinate groups of artisans, mostly women, who make each product and use knitting as supplementary income. Emilime's philosophy is to invest in long-term relationships, thereby supporting economic development in vulnerable communities through craft. They are committed to using the highest quality materials that are sourced from the same region where they handle production, thereby minimizing their impact on the environment. Emilime works directly with the producers of the materials in order to ensure this high quality. The majority of Emilime's pieces are made with Alpaca wool – a fiber known for its extreme durability, warmth and softness.