Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit organisation. It was created in 1968 to provide jobs to the rural women in their hometowns.
They are best known for their fantastic colours, which have become their trademark. These have been achieved through research and experimenting with traditional techniques over the last 40 years.
Manos del Uruguay use artisanal processes with small dye lots made in pots heated by wood fire or gas. Their colours are never completely solid but have beautiful nuances and tone variations. To achieve these spectacular space dyed colours they dye each skein up to 6 times. After being dyed their yarns are sun-dried in the back yard.
Every skein is unique, there are no two skeins exactly the same. With each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn, you will be helping a woman to support her family. Each skein is signed, so you will know who made your yarn, and from which village it came.
We love the ethos of Manos Del Uruguay which is why we are proud to stock their yarns.
You can find out more about the Manos Cooperatives here.