Manos Del Uruguay
Manos Del Uruguay yarn is made using natural fibres sourced in South America. The Manos colours are their trademark. The secret lies in the patient kettle dye in small pots using precise color recipes. This crafted process creates the subtle nuances in our striated colours as well as fantastical shading of the space dyed.
Manos Del Uruguay is a co-operative of over 800 women, producing and supplying hand spun, hand dyed yarns and wools to customers throughout the world. Their customers include Ralph Lauren, Benetton, DKNY and many more.
Manos del Uruguay is committed to the safe-keeping of the environment, which is reflected in the use of luxurious natural fibres as pure wool, silk and merino. They enforce the rational use of water and other resources and avoid using harmful chemicals during the dyeing process.
Manos del Uruguay has also been admitted as a full member of WFTO (Word Fair Trade Organization), the global representative body of over 350 organisations committed to 100% Fair Trade. WFTO members are organisations differentiated by their 100% Fair Trade commitment to eradicate poverty through sustainable economic development; pioneering social and environmental policy and practice and continual reinvestment in marginalised artisans, farmers and producer communities in some of the most fragile places on earth, practices that Manos del Uruguay has been applying for 40 years.
All of the Manos yarns are hand dyed and therefore do not have dye lots. Each skein is different. If there is a difference between skeins, we recommend knitting two rows from one skein and two rows from another skein to give an overall blended effect.