Size: 152 x 26 cm
Material: 100% alpaca
You know what's special about this scarf? It was handwoven by indigenous Aymara mothers of the city of El Alto, who migrated from rural communities to the city looking for better quality of life for themselves and their families. However, they found the city an imposing and very different place than they imagined, and where decent work opportunities were few. Life was difficult until they found work in fair trade which gave them a chance to improve their income and provide their children a good education.
Alpaca is one of the world's finest fibers. It is a lustrous lightweight fibre, with a unique silky feel, and it has the best thermal qualities of any of the natural fibres. It is non-prickly and more durable than wool. It has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic and ideal for allergy sufferers to wear next to the skin.
Note: the actual pattern may be slightly different to the picture due to handmade nature.
✔ Handmade under Fair Trade Conditions
✔ Non-prickly, extremely warm and hypoallergenic
✔ Comes with a story card that describes what it is and how it is made
✔ Gift wrapping available for $1
✔ Free 365 day return within Australia
WHO YOU ARE SUPPORTING
Artisan Group: Ayni Bolivia
Ayni Bolivia is a member of the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) who monitors the fair trade principles are applied in Ayni Bolivia and therefore in its producers. It works with 25 small producer groups in Bolivia, and develops and markets their handicrafts or alpaca garments.