At the Mad Hatter & Company we carry hand knit accessories that are knit from alpaca yarn by indigenous communities in Peru.
The knitters live in two locations in Peru, one extended family is from the Island of Taquile on Lake Titicaca, the other community is located in the sacred valley of Peru, outside of Ollantaytambo. This community is Rumira Sandormayo. In Rumira Sandormayo, Paulette collaborates with 15 families. Paulette goes to Peru and works and buys directly from these two amazing communities.
In these two communities, the tradition of hand made goes back thousands of years. Together, we are trying to keep the tradition alive.