New children's winter clothing
This year Fairwind are expanding their incredibly popular ranges of
children’s woollen winter clothes. The hand-knitted ranges will now
include ponchos, cardigans, jumpers, hats, scarves and mittens. All
will be available from the end of September online at wwww.fairwindonline.com and in their shop in Crouch End, North London.
There are two main ranges, both fairly traded:
1.Hand-knitted jumpers, cardigans, ponchos, hats, scarves and mittens
from Peru. These clothes are hand-knitted by women in the shanty towns
of Lima and in remote areas of Peru; in both cases traditional skills
combined with contemporary, western styling are used to generate much
needed income for some of the poorest people in South America. The
clothes are beautifully made and, being hand-knitted (no knitting
machines!), each piece is unique with its own character. These Peruvian
clothes are made from cotton or 50% alpaca/50% acrylic.
Other Peruvian items include Andes poncho, Andes jumper (2-3 years and
3-4 years), Pompom poncho (3-5 years) and Razas beanie, scarf and
mittens (2-5 years) – all suitable for boys or girls.
2.Hand-knitted woollen jumpers, hats, scarves and mittens from Nepal.
Production is mainly village based, with knitters supplementing their
incomes from farming and fitting in production around their own family
and work commitments. A percentage of the proceeds go to net4kids, an
international children’s charity, and to support 40 children at the
Nepal Matri Griha School in Kathmandu. This clothing is chunky, warm
and well designed as well as being incredibly well made.
Andes Chullo, Scarf and Mittens from £9.50
Hand-made from 50% alpaca/50% acrylic these accessories are ideal for
boys or girls. They are made in Peru and there are matching ponchos and
jumpers too (see images on Press Loft or request from Fairwind). There
are 2 sizes available: 2-3 years and 3-4 years.
Cotton Kitty Cardigan £22
Suitable for children aged around 12 months, this gorgeous, slate blue
and cream cotton cardigan is perfect for layering all year round. It
has been hand-embroidered with a cat and a moon on the front, and a
star on each sleeve, and features 3 hand-crocheted buttons. There is a
matching hat available too. Also available are pink and red cotton
flower cardigans with matching hats – please contact Fairwind for
Scafell Hoody £35
This is a warm, practical children’s jumper made in Nepal. This woollen
hoody has been hand-knitted with a special stitch to make it extra
chunky. It has a full length zip and is lined with lovely warm fleece.
It is available in four sizes (3-4 years up to 8-9 years) and in three
colours; red, grey and navy. The hoody has a star logo on the back and
the front. Also available is a matching trapper hat and scarf – please
contact Fairwind for images.
Other Nepalese items include Daisy hoody, scarf and chullo for girls,
Boardrider bodywarmers and chullos for boys and girls (please see Press
Loft or contact a Fairwind for images, including cut outs).
T: 020 8374 6254