Manos Del Uruguay was created in 1968 looking for a way to help women in Uruguay’s countryside to generate income.
When developing their products they looked to the natural materials that they had to hand, wool in particular, and also to use the traditional skills that they had inherited.
They spin, dye, knit and weave the products that are later sold in the worlds most sophisticated markets.
Today, Manos is a co-operative of 400 women, but during peak export periods, they are working with as many as 1200 women.
Manos colours are their trademark. the secret lies in the patient 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.
The Fair Trade lace weight yarn consists of 75% alpaca, 20% silk and 5% cashmere and is beautifully soft. It is available in a range of colours in skeins of 50g. If we do not have the colour that you would like in stock, please let us know and we can order it in. Details of the colours are here.