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U.S. Distributor of Manos del Uruguay Yarns

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Supporting Small Businesses & Manos del Uruguay Yarns

Supporting Small Businesses & Manos del Uruguay Yarns
These are still unsettled times, and like many of you, we find comfort in working with knitting needles or a crochet hook and a skein of Manos del ...

Celebrating Manos del Uruguay Yarns

The knitting and crochet community often feels small and intimate yet it spans the globe. Fair Trade products, like Manos del Uruguay yarn, aim to ...

Five Facts About Fair Trade

The Manos Cooperatives are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to upholding the standards of Fair Trade. Every time you buy a skein of Manos ya...

4 Reasons to Care About Fair Trade

If you are a knitter, crocheter, or weaver, you are going to need materials. While you first may be drawn to the fabulous Manos del Uruguay yarns f...

Fair Trade from Start to Finish (part 3)

Over the last few days we have introduced you to the artisans that create Wool Clasica, the people that bring the yarn to your yarn shops, and toda...

Fair Trade from Start to Finish (Part 2)

In today's post we are bringing you the second part of the story of Manos del Uruguay yarn. We started in the Manos Cooperative of Dragon where Woo...

Fair Trade from Start to Finish

Fans of Manos del Urugay yarns might already know that with each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn you will be helping a woman to support h...

Fair Trade February

We have enjoyed celebrating Fair Trade February with our fans and friends.  You shared your thoughts on our Facebook page and Twitter, and project ...

2012 - International Year of Cooperatives

[Manos del Uruguay has a blog here -- in Spanish, of course!  From time to time, we'll bring you translations of their posts.  Here's one:] The G...

It's Fair Trade February!

Those of you who follow us on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the Manos Del Uruguay Fair Trade Newsletter know that we've dedicated the entire...

A Trip to Uruguay

We had a chance to chat with Judy Fawcett, travel agent and intrepid knitter who recently took a life-changing trip to Uruguay with a small group o...

Meet Margot

Margot Silva works as a spinner at the CAUVA Co-op in Rio Branco, a small village of 16,000 near the Uruguay-Brazil border.  Here, the main source ...