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Peek-A-Boo Cotton Crochet Vest
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The Peek-A-Boo Cotton Crochet Vest is made from soft cotton yarn and is hand knitted to offer a casual vest full of coziness and style.

- Handmade in India
- Hand crocheted cotton yarn
- One Size (23.5"L, 17"W)
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  • Handmade
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    Handmade fashion is created when men and women make pieces by hand with attention to fine details. Each piece of handmade fashion is custom, one of a kind, and timeless.Learn More
  • Fair Trade Certified
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Settled in the small town of Narsapur, India a Cooperative Society of female lace artisans use ancient traditions to hand crochet Hearts designs. The 100-year lace making history of this society is colorful,starting with the introduction of the art by one Scottish woman and leading to the exploitation of artisans by middlemen who sold their lace products without paying fair wages or providing stable work. 

After two years of working to convince women in surrounding villages to begin a cooperative society, one exploited artisan was able to fight against the middlemen exporters and form a safe society for her community. Successful registration of the Fair Trade Cooperative Society occurred in May of 1979 and has a present strength of 610 artisans, all of whom are paid fair wages and work in a healthy environment

The social premium from the sale of Hearts products goes towards a number of great projects, including free eye tests and glasses to the artisans, income to widows and those too old to work, and food to AIDS orphans. They also make free school uniforms for their artisans children or many of the locals who are too poor to afford them. Many,particularly the retired, also receive blankets, saris, and extra food in the event of a natural disaster.