A headband is a wonderful project for a mother in Burundi who has no other way to earn money for food. The knitters have to learn many things, so they can become more skilled every year they knit with Coffee Beanies. We are impressed with how professional they are in their approach and how much they love learning new skills. Now they can also hand-dye the yarn, so the products exude even more designer look and are nice enough to compete with the biggest in the fashion world.
Imagine if all the clothes we bought were slowfashion. Made without machines and with green wool and even by people in the poorest countries in the world.
A hand-knitted headband is self-help
For the headband to be included in our range, it must meet very specific requirements:
- there are many "labour-hours" in the product which gives the woman a lot of work.
- there is new learning, so the woman can become more skilled and start selling things for the home market herself.
- it's a fairly easy recipe so we can invite more new women on board for a job.
- will it disturb the balance at home unnecessarily or can she continue to look after her children and do field work in the mornings.
You can read more about us here: https://coffeebeanies.dk/om/
If you are a shop and would like to distribute our headbands, please write to our sales agents here: https://www.thefashionagency.dk/