How it began
Everyone loves to travel... and for us, one of the best things about traveling is the unique experience of finding local artisan made products to bring home. They add to your overall experience and serve as a tangible memory of your trip for years to come.
But lets be honest!...not everyone has the luxury of traveling to exotic places, and if you do, sometimes these special items are hard to find.
One day we thought, what if we could provide this humbling experience of owning something so unique and representative of a foreign culture without going through the hassle of finding it and bringing it back?...And that is when Chaka started.
Who we are
Chaka International Connections Inc. is an Ottawa-based company with its heart in the South American Andes. Our mission is to connect our customers with unique and traditional artisan made products by closing the gap between the artisans and you.
The products we source involve a mixture of history, culture, creativity and most importantly, LOVE. They were crafted by skilled artisans following a millenarian tradition that dates back to pre-Inca times and represents an ancestral cultural heritage. Most of our items are made from Alpaca Wool, which is considered a luxury fiber. It is 100% natural, hypoallergenic and no chemicals are needed to process it since it doesn’t have lanolin oils like sheep wool. It does not itch and it’s incredibly soft, breathable and warm, yet very strong, light and resilient.
Is that these products may bring positivity into your life and prosperity to person and community that made it for you.