~* Woolly Gloves -*~
These gorgeous handknitted and fully fleece lined mittens can also be worn as fingerless woolly gloves. Simply fold back the mitten part and secure it with the coconut button to have the best of both worlds! And if you get cold flip it back to make sure that your hands are toasty warm in the winter chill. The knitted wool and fleece is stretchy so can accommodate a wide range of sizes. The lovely colour combinations and patterns are unique. These mittens/fingerless woolly gloves are traditional winter chic!
Unique, Ethical & Eco
Each pair is unique as these gloves are made from left over wool from other items and each features a unique combination of colours. We usually sell these at festivals, but as 2020 scuppered that, here they are available to you online! By not being fussy and specific about colours and designs, we are reducing waste by making sure that every last bit of wool is used, as well as providing work for women in rural areas using materials they already have so that they do not have to wait for new orders. This way of working ensures constant and reliable income for these knitters. Learn more about below.
Outer 100% Wool + 100% Fleece lined + wooden button
Handmade and Fairly Traded from Nepal
Knitting 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.