Organic Wool Kids Vest
ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAIN
THIS ITEM IS FINAL SALE
Behind the Design: At the base of Rwanda’s majestic Virunga Mountains, nestled among lofty trees and serene expanses of green, is the Handspun Hope Farm—a True Vineyard Ministries initiative to help women in Musanze, Rwanda lift themselves out of poverty by spinning local sheep’s wool into high-quality, 100% organic merino yarn. The farm has over 150 sheep that are cared for night and day by a devoted shepherd. Once every eight months, he shears the sheep’s wool and brings it to the Handspun Hope artisan cooperative where women spin the local wool into 100% organic merino yarn. The artisans first clean and untangle the wool and then feed each strand into a spinning wheel, making one ply of yarn at a time. Once the yarn is ready, the women dye it by hand using local plant, flower, and vegetable material—like eucalyptus leaves, local flora, avocado, and onion skins—that they often pick on their way to work in the morning. The final result is soft, high-quality merino yarn that is naturally-made, beautifully-dyed, and 100% organic and eco-friendly from start to finish.
- hand-knit vest #forthebabes
- 100% organic merino wool
- wool hand-spun in Rwanda
The artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world. Yet the majority of artisans are women who lack access to export markets, business skills, and the financial tools needed to run successful, global enterprises.
We are dedicated to changing that by investing 100% of our profits into education programs for the women who handcraft our products and youth in their communities. Since 2007, we've provided over 1,100 artisans and 250 young people in Rwanda & Ghana with employment opportunities, entrepreneurship training, and consistent access to the global export market.
- hand wash in cold water with gentle soap
- lay flat to dry
Due to the natural dyes used in the creation of this garment, actual colors may vary or fade after multiple washes.
**Due to the handmade quality, some size and color variation may occur.