Cable Knit Alpaca Fingerless Gloves - Wine, Peru

These beautiful, super soft fingerless gloves are handmade in the Peruvian highlands out 100% alpaca.  They features a zig zag cable design, representing the sacred Quechua river.  These long gloves will also keep your wrists warm.

Makes a great set with our Cable Knit Alpaca Headband - Wine.  Please note that the cable pattern on the headband and gloves is not exactly the same but the color and yarn is identical.

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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