Manos del Uruguay is a non for profit organization created in 1968 to provide with jobs to the rural women in their hometowns.
Today, 45 years later, they are still committed to the same objective; to give economical, social and personal development opportunities to the women in Uruguay’s countryside.The artisans are organized in cooperatives that are located in small towns of Uruguay’s countryside.
Manos spins and dyes their yarns in the coops of Fraile Muerto, Rio Branco and Dragón.
Since its foundation, Manos del Uruguay has been deeply committed towards the social and economic development of the rural women.
This was acknowledged by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), by appointing Manos as a member in 2009.
Judie was an icon and constant in Sheep’s Clothing. She started working for Jimalee just after moving to Kennewick, when the store was across from Winco. She was encouraged to teach classes and did so 4 days a week for over 15 years. Judie learned to knit and crochet at age 3, from “Grandmom”, who […]