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Make Yourself Happy! 2,000 stitches & 12 hours of work. Infused with Inca prayers. 5 yr guarantee.  Free repairs.  $20 buyback program.
Make Yourself Happy! 2,000 stitches & 12 hours of work. Infused with Inca prayers. 5 yr guarantee. Free repairs. $20 buyback program.
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    Be a KUSIKUY "Padrinito"

    Get in on the ground floor to help re-launch KUSIKUY, one stitch at a time. Join our team as a "padrinito" (little benefactor) with the option of having your name listed on our Page of Thanks (gracias!) on the KUSIKUY website.

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    Alpaca Desktop Figurine

    Handmade alpaca doll with flexible wire body and hand wrapped alpaca wool body.

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    Hand Embroidered Alpaca Card

    Besides knitting, some KUSIKUY women also embroider. Hand embroidered cards are 4"x5" and come with an envelope and 2 pages inside for writing.

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    World's Best Glitten

    SAMPLE SALE!
    - We have these prototypes made and ready to go!
    - One pair of carefully hand-knit glittens made by Bolivia's elite artisans using the finest alpaca fiber of Inca kings and Andean blessings. Developed to perfection over the past 7 years, each pair takes more than 12 hours to make with 2,000 stitches and a 5 year promise.
    - $45 in savings for our first 55 retail customers ($90 retail value).
    - Mid-weight men's sized glittens (glove/mittens) are great for light fall activities: driving, outdoor play, hiking and texting. Over time, gloves custom form to one's hand.
    - Choose between: Grey with design or solid tan, olive, or slate
    - Hypoallergenic. Machine washable. Fair Trade.
    - Blessed with a ch’alla

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    Author Signed Fair Trade Book

    Get a behind the scenes look at the impact of Fair Trade on Bolivia's women knitters and coffee farmers. Features 4 years of research by KUSIKUY Founder Tamara Stenn. Learn how leadership and management skills became more important than income for some women and what it took to be woman a leader in an Andean nation. Each chapter is followed with critical thought questions and an applied learning activity. Personal, insightful and important.
    Hardcover copy signed by the author.
    262 pages.

    REVIEWS
    "Fair Trade is one of those phrases every western coffee drinker has at least heard from time to time; here's a serious examination of what those words really mean!" - Bill McKibben, author, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

    "Tamara Stenn has brought the concept of Fair Trade down to earth in this readable and insightful volume. Her work in Bolivia, her compassion and hard-nosed business sense combine well with the desire and ability of her Bolivian partners to create a real picture of why Fair Trade matters." - Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company, USA

    MORE INFO
    http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137335272#aboutBook

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    World's Best Men's Glitten

    - One pair of carefully hand-knit double-weight glittens made by Bolivia's elite artisans using the finest alpaca fiber of Inca kings and Andean blessings. Developed to perfection over the past 7 years, each pair takes more than 12 hours to make with 2,000 stitches and a 5 year promise.
    - Double-weight men's sized glittens (glove/mittens) are great all winter long: driving, outdoor play, commuting and texting. Over time, gloves custom form to one's hand.
    - Choose between: Grey with design or solid tan, olive, or slate
    - Hypoallergenic. Machine washable. Fair Trade. Hand carved coco button.
    - Blessed with a ch’alla
    -FREE US shipping

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    World's Best Women's Glitten

    - One pair of carefully hand-knit double-weight glittens made by Bolivia's elite artisans using the finest alpaca fiber of Inca kings and Andean blessings. Developed to perfection over the past 7 years, each pair takes more than 12 hours to make with 2,000 stitches and a 5 year promise.
    - Double-weight men's sized glittens (glove/mittens) are great all winter long: driving, outdoor play, commuting and texting. Over time, gloves custom form to one's hand.
    - Choose 3 lively, colorful designs: Montana, Titicaca, Andean Sunrise
    - Hypoallergenic. Machine washable. Fair Trade. Hand carved coco button.
    - Blessed with a ch’alla
    -FREE US shipping

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    World's Best Women's Arm Sock

    - One pair of carefully hand-knit double-weight glitten arm socks made by Bolivia's elite artisans using the finest alpaca fiber of Inca kings and Andean blessings. Generous 10" sock length. Developed to perfection over the past 7 years, each pair takes more than 12 hours to make with 2,000 stitches and a 5 year promise.
    - Double-weight women's sized glittens (glove/mittens) with an are great all winter long: driving, outdoor play, commuting and texting. Over time, gloves custom form to one's hand.
    - Choose 3 lively, colorful designs: Montana, Titicaca, Andean Sunrise
    - Covered or fingerless options
    - Hypoallergenic. Machine washable. Fair Trade. Hand carved coco button.
    - Blessed with a ch’alla
    - FREE US shipping

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    Custom handknit alpaca sweater

    Custom hand knit 100% alpaca sweater. Choose from our own selection of contemporary designs and over 85 colors, or work with us to design your own. We will work with your measurements and custom hand stitch (with knitting needles) the sweater to your exact dimensions. You will receive an online introduction to the knitter and see photos of her creating your sweater.

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    World's Best Women's Glitten: Dozen

    - Cheaper by the dozen!
    - 50% off with Bulk Discount Savings (wholesale pricing). Save $594!
    - Finish your holiday shopping early! Stock your store shelves!
    - Twelve pairs of carefully carefully hand-knit double-weight glittens made by Bolivia's elite artisans using the finest alpaca fiber of Inca kings and Andean blessings. Developed to perfection over the past 7 years, each pair takes more than 12 hours to make with 2,000 stitches and a 5 year promise.
    - Double-weight women's sized glittens (glove/mittens) are great all winter long: driving, outdoor play, commuting and texting. Over time, gloves custom form to one's hand.
    - Choose 3 lively, colorful designs: Montana, Titicaca, Andean Sunrise
    - Hypoallergenic. Machine washable. Fair Trade. Hand carved coco button.
    - Blessed with a ch’alla

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    Multi-Pack: Best Men's Glitten, 1 Doz.

    - Cheaper by the dozen!
    - 50% off with Bulk Discount Savings (wholesale pricing). Save $594!
    - Finish your holiday shopping early! Stock yoru store shelves!
    - Twelve pairs of carefully hand-knit double-weight glittens made by Bolivia's elite artisans using the finest alpaca fiber of Inca kings and Andean blessings. Developed to perfection over the past 7 years, each pair takes more than 12 hours to make with 2,000 stitches and a 5 year promise.
    - Double-weight Large (men) sized glittens (glove/mittens) are great all winter long: driving, outdoor play, commuting and texting. Over time, gloves custom form to one's hand.
    - Choose between: Grey with design or solid tan, olive, or slate
    - Hypoallergenic. Machine washable. Fair Trade. Hand carved coco button.
    - Blessed with a ch’alla

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    Multi-Pack: The Best Arm Sock: 1 Dozen

    - Cheaper by the dozen!
    - 50% off with Bulk Discount Savings (wholesale pricing). Save $720!
    - Finish your holiday shopping early!
    - Twelve dozen carefully hand-knit double-weight glitten arm socks made by Bolivia's elite artisans using the finest alpaca fiber of Inca kings and Andean blessings. Generous 10" sock length. Developed to perfection over the past 7 years, each pair takes more than 12 hours to make with 2,000 stitches and a 5 year promise.
    - Double-weight women's sized glittens (glove/mittens) with an are great all winter long: driving, outdoor play, commuting and texting. Over time, gloves custom form to one's hand.
    - Choose 3 lively, colorful designs: Montana, Titicaca, Andean Sunrise
    - Covered or fingerless options
    - Hypoallergenic. Machine washable. Fair Trade. Hand carved coco button.
    - Blessed with a ch’alla

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    6-day Bolivia Tour - all inclusive!

    Meet the KUSIKUY knitters and herders. Experience the mystique and magic of Bolivia. Travel with KUSIKUY founder, Tamara Stenn, as she introduces you to the amazing alpaca knitters and herders she has worked with for 18 years. Fall in love with the beauty and blessings of this amazing land. All inclusive: lodging, travel, food (does not include airfare to Bolivia). Tour in English and Spanish.
    Exact tour dates (flexible): Jan. 8 - 14, 2017

    ITINERARY (this can be customized according to your interests...)
    The adventure starts in La Paz (Day 1) at a comfortable lodging in La Paz's ancient historic district.
    Day 2: Visit alpaca herders at Tiahuanacu the great pre-Incan capital city. Explore ancient ruins.
    Day 3: Welcoming ceremony at sacred Capacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Meet shamans for a personal blessing.
    Day 4: Travel by boat across Lake Titicaca to Island of the Sun - the birthplace of humanity. Hike the Island.
    Day 5: Back to La Paz, meet the knitters, take a knitting lesson (optional), enjoy local shopping.
    Day 6: Early morning departure from La Paz airport (or stay longer for your own adventures!)

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