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Cozy Winter in Tan 100% Alpaca Hat in Beige and White from Peru

Cozy Winter in Tan 100% Alpaca Hat in Beige and White from Peru

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-332816

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.

A cozy hat is knit from alpaca wool, featuring a reversible design in all-natural colors of tan and white. Maria Teresa Tejada designs this Peruvian hat, with a brim that can be rolled up for a two-tone color pattern.

  • materials: 100% alpaca
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
17.25 in. Inner Circ. x 8.75 in. W x 8.25 in. H

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

Artisan Information

Maria Teresa Tejada

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I was born in the countryside near Lima, and I've lived my life in a rural setting. From the time I was young, I helped my parents with the harvests and taking care of our animals.

When we'd visit the city, I loved looking at the beautiful clothes in the shops and longed to have some. The fabrics were so soft! I dreamed of being able to create fine apparel with the unique softness of Peru's natural fibers. But I didn't have the time or money to do so, and I continued working alongside my family for a time.

The path has been difficult because technology is taking over everything we see and I wanted to contribute a way to do something different. I didn't want to just take care of the environment, but also create natural designs and preserve our ancestral techniques. This is what characterizes my work and the results are fresh, beautiful and finely made.

I am constantly taking courses to continue improving and growing as a designer and textile artisan. We work with Peru's ancestral techniques — from shearing the alpacas, choosing fleece with the best color and texture, classifying it and spinning the yarn by hand — to create each of our designs. Our colors are obtained from the natural dyes used by the Inca, which can be seen in the capes, tunics and clothing displayed in museums.

We take care of the environment by using methods that date back to the pre-Inca era. They have no negative impact on the environment and shoppers agree this sets us apart from designers who rely on chemical dyes and industrialized processes. We utilize and maximize the potential of the materials we can reuse and recycle.

I'm very proud of our Peruvian culture, history and vision and am glad to have been born in this country full of riches. My dream is for people who live outside of the cities to have opportunities to study, work and grow, just as I had. It's exciting to represent my country through an art that makes me proud, and I work hard to improve everyday.

It's exciting to show my Peruvian textile arts to the entire world.

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.


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.


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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