~* Recycled Silk Sari & Wool Stripe Hand Warmers *~
These gorgeous hand warmers are so pretty! The hand warmers are made of wool and recycled sari silk and recycled cotton sari yarn for a gorgeous texture and lovely effect. The sari fabric is shredded into thin strips so it can be used as a yarn, and the silk saris are un-woven to make new strands of silk which are respun into twisted yarn. Each combination is totally unique and beautiful! Available in several gorgeous colourways, each pair of hand warmers is one of a kind!
Being fully fleece lined under the wool, theses handwarmers are really warm. And these hand warmers have the added bonus of leaving the ends of your thumbs and fingers free to use your phone, or keys, or eat your mince pie without the bother of removing them like you would with gloves! The wool and fleece is stretchy so can accommodate a wide range of sizes. Each pair is handmade, individual and unique.
Outer 80% Wool + 20% Sari (mixed fibres – cotton, poly, silk) + 100% Recycled Acrylic Fleece lined
Handmade and Fairly Traded from Nepal
Handwash gently in cold water. Dry flat to avoid misshaping.
Please note that the exact colour combinations and placement may vary to that pictured – this is because each pair of hand warmers is individually handmade from recycled yarn and therefore each one is unique!
Hand Warmers – Knitting/Crocheting in Nepal
Often employment can be difficult to maintain for many women in Nepal, who need to balance work with managing their homes and looking after not only their children, but also older and extended family members. Knitting is a great way for them to continue to earn whilst also being flexible. Hand knitted items can be picked up and put down. Knitting is also a great way for women to socialize in their communities as they sit and knit. This means that they can take on as little or as much work as they feel able to do, and can supplement their family income in an empowering way that compliments their lifestyle. Knitting can also be done without the use of electricity or any additional equipment so can be done all year round – Nepal suffers from electricity shortages in the colder months. By buying items knitted in Nepal we are empowering women to become self supporting and to improve their lives.