Sumaq Alpaca Rugs was founded by Derek Beech and Collis Verdicchio in 2010. After years of travelling through South America, the pair saw a way to combine their interest for design and travel with their passion for business. Rooted in ancient Peruvian traditions that date back to the Inca Civilization, Sumaq rugs are handmade by local artisans. Sumaq firmly believes in supporting local industry in Peru and South America, and promotes ethical manufacturing practices every step of the way. No alpacas are killed in the making of Sumaq rugs. Sumaq Alpaca Rugs is based out of Montréal and Vancouver.