Wayra Embellished Beanie in Oat
A stylish and cozy cap embellished with mini pom-poms. Made from 100% alpaca fibers this cap is lightweight, breathable and hypoallergenic. Best of all, it’s hand-knit by talented women artisans from social enterprise Awamaki, using traditional techniques.
Textile Tradition: Alpacas are native to the Andean mountains, raised in high altitude, cold climates, making them and their fibre truly special. Awamaki's knit collection uses only 100% alpaca yarn, making our winter accessories super warm, hypoallergenic and breathable. It is also a biodegradable fibre that is renewable, and best of all, alpaca is naturally water repellent.
Artisans: For knitting, Awamaki works with approximately 55 women in 3 different cooperatives – Puente Inca, Rumira & Puka Rosas. Awamaki works on a rotation system to distribute orders and production, this ensures that income is equally distributed amongst the artisans.
Awamaki means handmade in Quechua. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted by talented artisans in the Sacred Valley, and therefore every single item has slight variation. The difference from one piece to the next is what makes them so beautiful.
Certified by the Fair Trade Federation
Made in Peru by Awamaki, a non-for-profit working with a cooperative of Andean women who knit their way out of poverty.
Your purchase directly increases their families wellbeing and quality of life.
Alpaca graze freely and are treated as part of the family by traditional herders. Awamaki is a fair trade producer and ensures the highest ethics standard.
Keep me looking lovely:
Please hand-wash me cold, dry flat