These belts come from Paccha, Peru and are made using a traditional knotting technique. Each yarn color is cut into strands about 40 feet long and then meticulously knotted into geometric designs. They're a little stretchy like a pair of jeans, and will conform to your body after a few days of wear.
- 100% wool - Each belt has the same design and color scheme, but may vary slightly as they are handcrafted - Fair trade production by women artisans in Peru
Ash & Rose now offers free options for shipping AND returns! We've also extended our return policy to 90 days, so you have plenty of time to decide.
We'll ship your order of $100 or more for free to any USA or Canadian address when you choose the Free Shipping option. All other orders will have shipping fees calculated at checkout. We do ship internationally and fees are calculated at checkout.
We're also offering free return postage on all domestic orders when you choose to receive an exchange or store credit. For a refund back to your original form of payment, you can print a return shipping label for a flat fee of $5.95, or ship yourself using a carrier of your choice. International customers must handle their own return shipments.
Visit our Returns Portal for complete details and to initiate your return.
Jenny Krauss artisans live in and near Ayacucho, Peru and are masters in the crafts of weaving and embroidery. The region is poor and remote so finding customers for their wares is difficult. Jenny Krauss was founded in 2008 to help these artisans maintain a steady income through international sales of their work. The company offers them design guidance to appeal to the US customer while maintaining their traditional craft.
The work is certified by the Fair Trade Federation. Fair trade manufacturing refers to a set of guidelines that are meant to ensure artisans earn a living wage and are not exposed to environmental hazards.
Most of the artisans are women, who usually spend the morning attending to their family farms and the afternoons embroidering. Their babies are often wrapped in a blanket on their back and older children play nearby.
The average cost of living in Ayacucho and its environs is 400-500 Peruvian Nuevo soles (PEN) per month, but these artisans earn on average 1000 PEN/month, and can earn up to 2500 PEN/month. Your purchase helps these communities sustain their livelihoods and traditions.