This is actually the second time we have had the pleasure of reviewing Inca Kids‘ products, and we are pleased to see their fair trade, Peruvian line expanding. My son and I are in love with the super soft, uber adorable scarf from “Casa Betania”. Adorned with cars, this scarf is sure to please any little one and fair trade discerning parent. Made from alpaca and acrylic yarns, this scarf is not itchy and carefully crafted by women in Peru. Casa Betania:
Started as a way to assist women with lack of emotional and financial support in some of the most unprivileged areas in Lima.
On December 4, 1990 they started making jute cartridge pouches, then they learned to embroider and sew, some women brought their tools, also fixed the schedule from 2 to 7 p.m. and wages. The group that started with 7 women, grew into a group of 23 women selling their products to churches. Cáritas of France donated 2 sewing machines and libraries as well a provided some financial support.
Inca Kids is a company you can feel good about supporting because you helping families in Peru through your purchases:
Inca Kids,a self-funded project member of the Fair Trade Federation, works directly with skilled yet unprivileged artisans in Peru to offer unique Peruvian art created with natural materials and traditional techniques.
We are committed to provide fair wages, a sustainable workplace, equal opportunities for men and women and to support community building initiatives that foster awareness of the fair trade movement and hope to provide poverty relief and education.
All our products are 100% Fair Trade. Every single purchase supports a family struggling to make ends meet.
Another wonderful Inca Kids product we have had a chance to play with is the “puma” finger puppet. This Andean lion is 100% handknitted without any attached chokable parts. Finger puppets are great for little hands and imaginations.
Inca Kids is offering our readers 15% off of their first order. Simply enter in the code “Vienna”, and you will receive the discount. You won’t be disappointed in anything you order from Inca Kids!