The wool from our own flock of Merino sheep is triple-washed before the ladies of Handspun Hope begin creating yarn using the age-old craft of spinning with only wheels and hand tools. It is then dyed in baths created from native Rwandan plants, giving our palette like non other in the world. The project gives over 120 women, most of them widows and orphaned survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, dignified employment.
Women in Ethiopia hand spin cotton yarn before it is dyed naturally by the ladies of Handspun Hope in Rwanda.
Handspun Hope is a certified member of the Fair Trade Federation, which guarantees just wages and working conditions for the artisans.