Manos Del Uruguay Alegria

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Manos Del Uruguay Alegria, 75% SW Merino/25% Polyamide, Fingering 445 yds

Did you know? Manos Del Uruguay is Fair Trade!

The Manos Cooperatives were founded in 1968, begun by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, and are still, few opportunities for work.

The Manos Cooperatives provide health insurance, retirement pensions, paid vacations and paid maternity leave for their members. Moreover, members enjoy a sense of achievement and of self-determination.

With each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn you will be helping a woman to support her family. 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 of 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.

Alegría (“joy” in Spanish) is an easy-care yarn in exciting colors, hand-painted to create a celebration of different colors in every skein. It has a rich, cushy hand that makes a delectable choice for socks, babywear, or accessories.

Care Instructions
Machine wash or hand wash, cool water. Dry flat.

Read more at: Fairmount Fibers