Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bundle Up

Our winter gear has arrived in store and trust me, you will love it. Toboggans, gloves, mittens, scarves, ponchos. Most of these are made in Bolivia, Ecuador, or Nepal, although we just added a few hats from Guatemala to our collection this morning.

The hats and mittens from Ecuador and Bolivia are made by Artesania, a company started 25 years ago by a Columbia grad after he traveled to these two countries and fell in love with the indigenous culture and tradition of descendants of the Incan people.

So cute! We sell these in both children and adult sizes. Talk about a fun Halloween costume.

This poncho and the hat below are made out of banana fiber in Nepal. Approximately one billion tons of banana fiber are thrown away every year; clothes like these put what was formerly waste material to good use. In addition, impoverished people can benefit from making and selling clothes and accessories (i.e. the ones you see pictured below!) made of the banana fiber that is plentiful in their local environment.

Be sure to check out these products in our online store.

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