Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization which, since 1968, has provided jobs for craftswomen living in Uruguay rural areas.
In Manos, garments are designed and knitted -mainly with wool yarns- for the local market and for renowned international brand-name clothes.
Manos del Uruguay defends and promotes Uruguayan identity, being part of the weave that constitutes the essence of our country, where culture and tradition are mixed in an exchange that is reflected in each one of our knitted products.
During 2009, and after a long and exhaustive evaluation process, Manos del Uruguay was accepted as a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO, which operates in 70 countries and brings together more than 350 organizations, 100% committed to Fair Trade.
We work all the craft techniques necessary to develop wool garments, from knitting with two needles, to manual knitting machines, looms, crochet, felting techniques, etc.
We craft dye vibrant, smooth, faded or space dyed colors, which give the yarns an infinity of tones and shades, making of Manos palette something unique, special, and easily recognizable worldwide.
We spin by hand our craft yarns, which are commercialized in the most demanding markets of the USA and Europe.
We also work together with independent artists and craftspeople that provide our outlets with different objects made mainly with national raw materials, such as wood, horn, leather, pottery, etc.