When Ricefield Collective contacted me to see if I would like to review one of the beautiful accessories from their collection on the blog, I was delighted to do so but I also felt compelled to share a little about the story behind this brand.
Ricefield Collective is based in a little village nestled in the Ifugao Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site carved in the mountains thousands of years ago in the Phillipines. The landscape was created by communities, a theme which is very much part of the brand. Today they are using the power communities to handknit beautiful accessories. The unique designs are inspired by the landscape and traditions of Ifugao reinterpreted to provide something both beautiful and relevant, even to those who have never visited this part of the world. The designs have also been created by hand in a distinct way that cannot be copied by machine knitting.
Ricefield are using technology to connect their makers and knitters with the rest of the world whilst allowing them to stay in the beautiful place that they call home and preserving their way of life. You can check out the website to meet and find out more about the makers at Ricefield Collective. You can also keep up with them on social media
Here -Pinterest account http://www.pinterest.com/knit4life/
Here – Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ricefieldcollective
or here -Twitter https://twitter.com/knit4life
They are also innovative in their approach to sustainability. They recycle and repurpose materials where possible and come up with fun solutions to environmental problems like these finger puppets made using left over yarn.
You can find out more from the video made for their Kickstarter campaign.
Here is a picture of the lovely hat that was sent to me which came in a protective bag with a postcard showing Jolanda who created my hat. It is super cosy and I also love the unusual colour and chunky knit. I can wait for a little chilly weather so that I can have the chance to wear it.
I hope you are having a fab week!
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