- Hand knitted 100% wool outer
- Polyester fleece lined
- Made in Nepal
- Fairly Traded
- Machine wool wash max 30 degrees or cool handwash. Short spin. Dry flat. Do not tumble dry.
Pachamama began in 1990 when they started trading goods from the Andean Mountains of South America, the inspiration for their name translates as "Earth Mother" from Quechua the ancient language of the Incas. Since 1996 they have also been trading in handmade wool and cotton products from Nepal.
Since those early days Pachamama has developed strong relationships with their suppliers based on mutual respect for all links in the chain of production - from sourcing and collecting raw materials to designing and marketing finished products. They have worked with some of the same producers for 20 years - ensuring continuous and solid economic and social growth for a large number of people.
The majority of Pachamama's production is village based, with the knitters supplementing their incomes from farming and fitting production around their own family and work commitments. A small number of people work in a factory environment to make hand framed knitting, to hand finish and pack garments, and to produce a range of hand felted items. All the people work in excellent conditions and receive benefits and pay above the local standards.
Despite the seasonal nature of their business Pachamama is committed to providing year round orders for their knitters to ensure a regular and reliable income.
Pachamama are a member of BAFTS- The British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers. BAFTS provides a structure of accountability to its members who adhere to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as set out by the World Fair Trade Organisation.