Fair Trade February

Category: Fair Trade News & Topics

We have enjoyed celebrating Fair Trade February with our fans and friends.  You shared your thoughts on our Facebook page and Twitter, and project ideas in our Ravelry group could keep a knitter or crocheter very busy straight on through to next February! There are currently more than 36,000 projects in Ravelry that used Manos del Uruguay yarns in some form and over 4,000 projects marked as “in-progress”. Here are a few that caught our eye!

From left to right: Lizzlizzlizz’s Martine Hat in Fino, JenInRI’s Happy Socks in Alegria, and AnnastasiaK’s Cloud Illusions in Lace.

From left to right: dkmerola’s Cabled Turtleneck in Maxima, knitwit65’s Bows in Clasica and FreneticEclectic’s Life Partner Cardigan in Serena.

With each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn you will be helping a woman to support her family. We encourage you to take a closer look at the tag on your skeins. Each skein is signed, so you will know who made your yarn, and from which village it came. You will be supporting the hand-crafted rather than mass-produced, and contributing to an economy where the workers control the means of production. You, as a handknitter, crocheter or weaver, will be contributing to women’s careers in harmony with family life, and contributing to the landscape and cultural heritage of Uruguay. We hope you continue to work with and support Fair Trade products, like Manos del Uruguay yarns, throughout the year!