Manos del Uruguay
“Part of what it means as an individual with a social conscious is to step up to the plate and and to put what I hope are my talents forward in a visible way to support what I believe in, and those whose business practices support what I believe in. In this case, that means Manos, and it means I have cast my lot with a mostly women-run business. That is of real, substantial, importance to me as well. First as a musician and composer, then as a designer, I work in a world surrounded by men. I think it’s time to see what socially conscious women can do together to make this world a better place.”
– Nadia Severns, Designer
With each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn you will be helping a woman to support her family. Each skein is signed, so you will know who made your yarn, and from which village it came. You will be supporting the hand-crafted rather than mass-produced, and contributing to an economy where the workers control of the means of production. You, as a handknitter, crocheter or weaver, will be contributing to women’s careers in harmony with family life, and contributing to the landscape, and cultural heritage of Uruguay.