Chunky Handspun Alpaca Headband - Coco, Peru

This adorable, super soft headband is handmade in the Peruvian highlands out of undyed, handspun, 100% alpaca.  You will not find a more natural, sustainable product,  and the chunky alpaca will keep your ears ultra warm.

Please note that due to the chunky yarn there will be unevenness in the knit.

Makes a perfect set with our Chunky Handspun Alpaca Fingerless Gloves - Coco.

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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