Eco Hilado

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


The textile industry is the second main source of non-municipal solid waste generation in Peru, generating more than 47,500 tons (2022) of textile waste per year according to the OEFA, our company will use 25% (120 tons) per year of this waste to produce new products. In the district of La Victoria, Lima is the Commercial Emporium of Gamarra, also the largest in Latin America, where the activity of manufacture of clothing generate an inordinate amount of textile waste.


We propose the insertion of a circular economy within the textile industry to support the fight against climate change and environmental pollution. Through the implementation of a proposed solution with the valorization of textile waste for the production of toiletry bags, among the models, we will have the very fashionable tote bags, which adapt perfectly to different situations, they are very versatile, so having a tote bag will facilitate your day to day.

Main Beneficiaries:

Reduce the amount of textile waste that ends in sanitary landfills, in order to alleviate the large quantities that arrived there every day in Lima, which is a city where the segregation of waste isn't a priority. Eco hilado's idea would help to maintain the life of sanitary landfills, make a conscientious purchase, increase people's life quality, not only in Peru, our model can be replicated in other countries.


Inspiration and ideation


GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action


Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia