Fingerless Gloves

Winter is here in NYC, which means it’s hat, glove, scarf, and mitten time. One has to bundle up to survive the cold. However, doing errands (especially pushing a stroller, carrying kids, picking up toy cars and airplanes) is almost impossible with normal gloves.  My new jam?  Fingerless gloves! They are warm, cozy, and give you the freedom and flexibility to move your fingers around. PLUS, they look cool. Kind of like leg warmers for your wrists.

These Corto Fingerless gloves are particularly beautiful and are my new go-to-heat-warmers. They are made from alpaca fiber sustainably sourced from Peru. They are soft, lightweight, warm, chic, and practical. I discovered them on the website Faire Collection, and not only did I fall in love with their handmade alpaca gloves, but I also fell in love with the story of Faire Collection and what they are doing.

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Faire Collection is a brand of accessories with a social mission that is as inspiring as its aesthetics (beauty + helping others out = the dream).  Designed in New York City and handcrafted by artisans in Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam and Swaziland, Faire Collection is adored across the globe and sold throughout the world.

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Rocking the fingerless gloves

As a social enterprise, Faire Collection administers and partners with successful poverty-reducing social programs in the artisans’ communities. Not only do they help increase the artisan wages, but they also teach them the skills necessary to operate as contributing members of the economy.  They also help foster social development, and provide zero-interest loans and scholarships. Holy cow, right? Doesn’t it make you want to buy these gloves just to support this social impacting business?

Thanks to Faire Collection for the beautiful gloves and the inspiration. A win-win situation! Don’t you think?

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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