This 100% alpaca hat is one of our warmest, as it has a double layer. It features a cable knit design and is reversible - just cut the tag off on the darker side. All genders will love this one.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
These alpaca products are hand knitted by women in the highlands of Peru. The women work in small cooperatives in the Andes and are paid excellent wages. Traditional, indigenous knitting techniques are combined with contemporary styles to create beautiful and warm winter wear. Through the cooperatives the artisans receive consistent work, which has greatly improved their standard of living. The women report feeling empowered by being able to contribute financially to their families. They have flexible work schedules which enables them to care for their children while maintaining a steady income. The alpacas are sheared at regular intervals during the year, so no animals are harmed during the process - this is a very sustainable practice. The knitting techniques have been passed down from generation to generation, keeping cultural identity alive and thriving.