Atelier Avanzar

Atelier AVANZAR was founded in 2009 to offer underprivileged women a place to learn, work, and exchange entrepreneurial ideas and projects with each other. These  women are dedicated to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families by becoming economically active and acquiring the capacity of self-determination.


Furthermore, Atelier AVANZAR offers a space where local cultural traditions are safeguarded and combined  with up-to-date materials, ideas, and designs. All our products are handmade, respecting ethical and responsible production with the purpose of achieving economic and social performance.


We sell our products both in Ecuador and in Switzerland in our online shop at and in selected shops and private sale events in Switzerland.

By purchasing Atelier AVANZAR's products you directly support the sustainable development of an Ecuadorian woman and her family as well as all the other programs run by the Fundación Avanzar.

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Atelier Avanzar creates handmade products. Each one of our pieces is made with love, dedication, and lots of hope  for a better future.




Thanks to your donations AVANZAR can support underprivileged people.

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