El Pequeno Colibri is a fair trade business, based in Peru,  committed to selling the highest quality, handmade Peruvian textiles, pottery,  and jewelry.  We sell online, special order and private label.  We are committed to handmade, to working with our artisans as partners and to producing the highest quality products available.



After spending years navigating the corporate world, El Pequeno Colibri founder and owner, Allison Ladd, knew she wanted to get back to her roots as an artist and ceramist. She built on her business success, returned to graduate school at Harvard/Radcliffe to further develop her pottery skills, and opened her own ceramics studio in South Carolina. Finding success with her pottery designs in the US, she was led to Peru in search of potters who could help her produce her pottery and expand her manufacturing. As she puts it – within three days of her arrival in Peru, she was in love! 

Allison traveled back and forth between the U.S. and Peru for a few years, naturally rooting herself within the local artisan community. Her connection to the land, and the affinity she felt for the people, led her to relocate to Peru permanently in 2007, where she remains living and working among other local artisans today.  Her business is built on empowering Peruvian artisans  to participate in the international market and   grow small businesses.