Convertible Alpaca Fingerless Gloves/Mittens - Mauve, Peru

If you love fingerless gloves but want a little extra warmth, these super soft alpaca gloves are the solution.  They feature a flap that can cover the fingers or be folded back and buttoned down to convert into fingerless gloves. They are handmade in Peru out of 100% alpaca.  

Please note:  this style runs narrow so may not fit very large hands.  The thumb has no covering.

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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