Luxuriously Warm Alpaca Hat - Sea Green, Peru

This is the warmest of all of our fabulous alpaca hats.  Luxuriously soft, thick and comfy, this one can be worn cuffed or beanie style.  This hat is unisex, but for larger heads it works best open as a beanie (the cuff is small).

100% Alpaca

Hypoallergenic, non-itchy.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This alpaca accessory is handmade by women in a fair trade cooperative in the Peruvian highlands.  The alpaca is sourced from family alpaca herders, and the spinners use traditional hand spinners to turn it into yarn.  It is then hand knit by women in small farming communities outside Ollantaytambo.

The women in the cooperative not only receive fair wages but are taught business skills, product development, and quality control.  They are becoming self sufficient and gradually earning their way out of poverty.  This is true fair trade in action.



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