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Bold Adventure Striped Azure and Graphite 100% Alpaca Hat from Peru

Bold Adventure Striped Azure and Graphite 100% Alpaca Hat from Peru

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-368817

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

The perfect accessory for your cold weather adventures, this hat is created by Peruvian artisan Elvia Melendez. She hand-crochets this hat from 100% alpaca wool, with stripes of azure on graphite.

  • materials: 100% alpaca
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
19.75 in. Inner Circ. x 9.75 in. W x 8.25 in. H

Dry cleaning recommended;Dry clean or hand wash in cold water

Artisan Information

Elvia Melendez

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I was born in Trujillo on September 20, 1971, and lived there as a child. My mother taught me to knit and crochet, and from the time I was a little girl, I'd help her make tablecloths, sweaters and other items for my brothers.

When I was 15, I went to Lima to seek a better future. When I finished high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do. I worked in a lot of jobs and, several years later, I got married and had three children.

"I started attending courses to learn different knitting and crochet techniques, and I began to create pieces made to order. At the same time, I entered nursing school and recently graduated. But my training in textile arts came from my mother, who learned from my grandmother, as this art has been handed down in my family for generations.

"I began knitting as a hobby when I was at home with time on my hands. I've always liked to keep busy, so I knitted things for my children and crocheted decorative items for the house. Little by little I learned more from the courses.

"Several times I've finished a piece but I don't want to sell it because my oldest daughter liked it so much she wanted it.

"This kind of craft is quite laborious – it requires a lot of time and patience. But I enjoy it and I can see my objectives achieved through each new design. It means so much to me when people like my designs and wear them. Through them, I try to transmit the effort, dedication and tolerance of the Peruvian woman.

"My greatest challenge in life has been finishing my nursing studies with three children at home and still finding time for the knitting that is my passion.

"This art means everything to me. I never mind the time I dedicate to each piece, I only want to see them finished because they all give me such satisfaction. I feel fulfilled as a person. I create each piece with love, and hope you enjoy my designs."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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