100% Alpaca Hand-Loomed Scarf
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Made the traditional way, these dreamy alpaca scarves are created on hand-looms by women artisans in Bolivia. Keep toasty while warming your heart, knowing your support helps these women preserve traditional textiles and create a better life for themselves, their children, and their community.
- 100% alpaca
- 56" L x 9" W (142.2 x 22.8 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Bolivia
Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!
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January 2, 2015 - I bought the brown, green, multicolor and purple scarfs for gifts and one for myself. Love the colors! I wanted to keep them all, but didn't! My only complaint is the weave is VERY loose so it is easily picked. At first I was disappointed how light weight the scarf is but after wearing it I was fine with it. It kept me warm in the cold wind.
November 23, 2014 - Good value for the price. Might be a little itchy for some people. I like it to keep the chill off my neck with my lightweight down jacket and it's not so warm that I can't leave it on inside, ususally.
November 23, 2014 - I bought the multicolor scarf; the colors are beautiful, and the scarf is a good length. Suitable for wear with a coat outdoors or as an accessory with a t-shirt or sweater.
March 27, 2014 - I love this scarf. The color is perfect, and workmanship is great.
November 22, 2013 - I love this scarf! I got the multicolor and it is beautiful. It is delicate but warm. I am wearing it today.
Artisan: Jalsu UmaFounded in 2001, Jalsu Uma focuses on training women in the production of accessories made from alpaca wool. Started by five women, the cooperative now includes more than 20 who are trained in techniques such as hand looming, weaving, and crocheting. Artisans have the option to work from home to care for their children and meet weekly for production matters. Jalsu Uma strives for expansion, providing more women with the opportunity to financially support themselves and their families, innovating new designs, and becoming a leader in Bolivian handicrafts.
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