Manos del Uruguay Slik Blends kettle dyed Knitting & Crochet yarns
Manos del Uruguay Silk Blends are pure luxury kettle dyed yarns , Silk Blend yarn is soft and very easy to knit or crochet.
The now famous Manos Del Uruguay was created in 1968 looking for ways to help women in Uruguay’s countryside generate income. When developing products they looked to natural materials at hand. wool in particular, also using traditional skills they inherited. Spinning, dying, knitting and weaving products that are later sold in the worlds most sophisticated markets.
Today, Manos is a co-operative of 400 women. During peak export periods Manos work with as many as 1200 women.
Their Aim Manos Del Uruguay is a non for profit organisation, owned by rural women. Their drive is the co-ops most important social mission: providing job opportunities for women in the countryside. Making it possible for familes to stay together. Rather than migrating to the main cities that have a poorer quality of life.
Manos colours are their trademark. The secret lies in the kettle dyeing in small pots using precise colour recipes. This crafted process creates the sybtle nuances in their striated colours as well as the fantastic shading of the space dyed.
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