When I purchase a yarn that is Fair Trade like Wool Classica by Manos del Uruguay I am choosing a yarn with a purchase; I get to knit in a beautiful yarn and then give it as a gift plus I am directly helping a family.
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. Manos Blog March 2013
You can read more about the Manos del Uruguay Cooperatives here.