Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Mirasol Project

The Natural Dye Studio is really proud to announce that we are now supporting the Mirasol project.
We will be donating 10p for each skein of Alpaca sold, our supplier also donates 10p per skein which means every time you buy a skein of our Alpaca yarn 20p is donated to the project.

The Mirasol Project is named after a young Quechua girl who, with her brother, tends 350 alpacas. Its aim is to fight poverty and encourage community development. As well as providing accommodation, meals and health-care, the boarding-house will be a centre where the children can develop personal, occupational and communication skills and study techniques in specialised after-school workshops. The centre will foster the principles of peace, tolerance and equality with a respect for human rights and basic freedom. As well as an awareness of other cultures, the centre will also focus on the preservation of the language, culture and tradition of the children and their families. The architectural design of the boarding-house makes use of local materials and know-how. In its physical, social and educational aspects, value is placed upon local knowledge However, in addition to preserving local traditions, the centre has a creative and innovating function in preparing its children for a changing and challenging future.

More details and photos on the website
Alpaca and Mirasol

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