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A feminine beanie embellished with a pom-pom to accessorize any look. Hand-knitted from 100% alpaca.
Awamaki means handmade in Quechua. Each of our pieces is uniquely handcrafted by talented artisans in the Sacred Valley, and therefore every single item has slight variation. The difference from one piece to the next is what makes them so beautiful.
Founded by Kennedy Leavens in 2009, Awamaki creates lasting impact for 140 women in the remote Andean mountains of Peru by helping rural Andean women’s associations launch successful small businesses creating authentic, high-quality products and experiences. Awamaki invests in women’s skills, connects them to market access and supports their leadership so they can increase their income and transform their communities. A member of the Fair Trade Federation, Awamaki provides educational programs and workshops about production, organization, quality training, and entrepreneurship. The women receive the skills and training essential to one day lead their cooperative with financial independence and self-sufficiency.
How it's made
All knitted items are 100% alpaca wool and is ethically sourced. The yarn is ethically sourced, spun, hand dyed using azo-free dyes, and is hand knitted by empowered women. Using these ancient technologies and techniques allows the women artisans to preserve their craft and provide for their families. All artisans are paid a fair wage for their work creating these items.