Gladys Paredes

Peru |Knitting Specialist
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Contrary to many of the women at KNOWN SUPPLY who have moved to Lima in search of work, Gladys is a native of the capital city. Her family moved their before she was born and her parents did various odd jobs to support her upbringing. Although she was able to attend high school, steady work eluded her post-graduation. She now lives in Pacifico and works to provide a better future for her family. She is dreaming of what’s next and it’s beautiful to see!

“My dream is to run my own business and to be always with my love ones.”

“It is every time I had my birthday party.”

“I am so glad and proud of being part of KNOWN SUPPLY.”

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Previous Thank Yous


January 30, 2018

I have a black hat I believe you made and hoped that I could get the pattern for it. It’s been my absolute favorite


May 25, 2015

Gladys --

I'm so grateful for the hat that I bought this weekend at Sasquatch! Festival. When the rain came, I had nothing to cover myself with, and your beanie offered me the warmth that I was missing. Thank you for taking the time to create the pieces that you do. You are appreciated!!

Ivy Ryan

January 27, 2014

Dear Gladys,

I bought a beautiful scarf you made today in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. I am honored to wear something so beautiful and so well crafted especially because it sports your name. Thank you for this gift and I am so happy that KKI exists. Much love to you and your family

Nikko Alexiadis

April 25, 2013

Dear Gladys,

Thank you for making a wonderful brown crochet beanie. It fits my head perfectly and is so cool. I love wearing it!!!

Thank you and God bless you!

Nikko- California

Janie Hammons

January 16, 2013

Mrs. Gladys,
A very dear friend of mine blessed me with a beautiful scarf you made as a gift for my birthday. I can't begin to tell you how precious it is too me. It is so warm and cozy. It's feels as if I am receiving a hug each time I wear it. I can feel the love and pride you take in your work intermingled in the material.

Never give up on your dreams and relish every moment spent with your family.

That memory of your birthday parties as a child is just a small piece of the joy I feel when I wear your scarf. Your joy is contagious and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your talent with others.

May God grant you health, happiness and peace in knowing you are fulfilling the purpose He has for your life, one scarf at a time.


Rachel Byrum

January 14, 2013

Thank you, Gladys, for creating a beautiful teal scarf! My friend so kindly saw it and sent it to me for Christmas, and I love it! It is a wonderful length, very soft, extremely well made and a very rich color. Thank you for all that you do and may you be blessed in 2013!

Rachel--from Washington State, USA


December 29, 2012

Happy New Years Gladys! I received a deep green scarf from a wonderful friend for Christmas. After reading the story attached it is all the move special. Thank you for making this scarf and know that I will think of you when I wear it. I send you many thanks and well wishes for your future.
Donna - from Alabama, US

Stuart Griffiths

December 25, 2012

Hi Gladys. My brother in law lives in Boston. He bought me a Christmas gift this year; a grey hat, with red, white & blue stripes that you made. It's fantastic, and I'm really pleased. Many thanks!! Stu, England

Kari Gruneberg

December 9, 2012

Hi Gladys!

I bought a green Volcom scarf made by you ... it's gorgeous and warm! THANK YOU!

Richard Merrill

December 1, 2012

Hi Gladys,

My name is Richard. I live in Carlsbad California and bought a Beautiful Green/Blue Scarf that you made at Hansen's store. You do very good work, Gladys. I will give it as a gift to a dear friend of mine who im sure will love it as much as I do. I hope you enjooy your life and feel proud that you make such beautiful scarves...Thank You again Richard