• Accordion cap 100% alpaca wool
  • Accordion cap 100% alpaca wool
  • Accordion cap 100% alpaca wool

Accordion cap 100% alpaca wool

$25.00

This cap presents an original design and is handknit from "superfine" quality alpaca that has been naturally dyed. Each piece is a unique creation.

 

This cap was hand knit by artisans from Artesania Sorata, a certified Fair Trade organization, and each piece is signed by the artisan who knit it.

 

One size.

Note: As these are handicraft products, they may vary slightly from the picture displayed. All the colours we use are naturally dyed except for the blues. We dye the fibers by hand using such traditional and natural ingredients as walnut leaves, thola and tara-tara, as well as the renowned insect dye cochineal for the red tones. We hand dye all of our yarns in our workshop using a variety of techniques to acquire a wide selection of colours and tones. Our years of experimentation have resulted in a wealth of knowledge and range of colours of which we are very proud. The natural ingredients that we use for dying vary depending on environmental factors: such as time of year, rainfall and soil.

   

Artesania Sorata, Fairtrade Bolivian Alpaca

ARTESANIA SORATA was established in 1978. The quality and versatility of our products reflects this history.

We offer high quality alpaca knitwear and original handcrafts made from handspun sheep’s wool. All of our products are made entirely by hand. The yarns are hand dyed using natural dyes (except for the blues).

ARTESANIA SORATA provides work for families with low incomes in both rural and urban Bolivia. The income generated enables the artisans to provide a higher standard of living for their families. The nutritional and educational opportunities for their children are improved, indeed many have now graduated from university.

Over the years ARTESANIA SORATA has supported adult literacy and health programs, creativity workshops in state children´s homes and a children´s hearing program. We believe in the right for all to live a healthy life with a positive outlook for the future.

 

 

 

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