Altiplano is the name of the high tableland of central South America. Our Altiplano scarves will keep you toasty warm in even the coldest weather! Cleverly handknit by women artisans in the Highlands of the Andes Mountains from an alpaca wool fiber blend.
An exceptional group of indigenous women in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia handknit unique wool accessories year round to provide income for their families. These women earn a fair price for what they produce, earning 3 times the regional average in wages. Without the pressure of deadlines, they have flexible working schedules so they are able to put their families first. Raising their children and being able to support themselves is of utmost importance to these artisans.
At Global Gifts, we work with vendors and artisans who are fair trade verified to bring you items that are ethically and sustainably made. Fair trade gifts are handmade by artisans around the world and they all have special stories. You might notice slight variations in this product from the product photo.