Charcoal Zig Zag Floppy Beret

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Zig-zag knit floppy beret in grey and natural colours with fleece-lined headband inside for added warmth and comfort.

Handmade from thick New Zealand wool by fair trade artisans in Nepal.

Approximate dimensions when flat: 24cm wide x 25.5cm high.  

Care Instructions:
Hand wash in luke warm water using a gentle detergent.  Rinse and squeeze gently to remove excess water - do NOT wring or spin.  Reshape whilst damp, dry flat away from direct sunlight and heat.

FAIR TRADE

KuSan firmly believe that contented workers make better knitwear.  Their philosophy has always been to work honestly and ethically with their factories in Nepal and they seek to ensure the integrity of all products bearing the KuSan label and take their social and corporate responsibility very seriously.  All staff involved with KuSan receive good wages and work fair hours in a healthy and safe environment.  Sufficient breaks, free staff food and the encouragement of collective bargaining and freedom of association further instil a sense of self-worth and pride.  KuSan believe their hand knitters are the best in the world - many have been with the company since they started.  You can be assured that there is absolutely no child labour associated with KuSan.  Outside the workplace, each year KuSan contribute to community initiatives within the Kathmandu Valley.

KuSan are now in their fourth year of collaboration with MADE-BY, the independent European consumer label for fashion companies who are transparent about the social, economic and ecological conditions throughout the whole supply chain of their collections. Its mission is to make sustainable fashion common practice. The MADE-BY accreditation gives consumers the assurance that a brand produces with respect for people and planet to its best efforts.

With MADE-BY’s support, KuSan are improving every element in their supply chain. They have spent three years working on their home worker cooperative project and with their factory in Nepal with the aim to achieve international social and environmental accreditation, helping KuSan towards even more sustainable and responsible production.


SUSTAINABLE

KuSan is also trying to do its bit for the environment.  They ship their products by sea and use air freight as a last resort when seasonal deliveries are needed in time to meet their customers' deadlines.  The fact that KuSan accessories are hand crafted goes a long way, but they cannot combat the emissions they create transporting their products on their own, so they make an annual contribution to Carbon Footprint.  Pledges to Carbon Footprint Offsets are used to support projects that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and alleviate global warming.  These funds also support projects for energy efficiency and sustainable energy technology development.  Carbon Footprint supports a range of sustainable energy projects around the world, including wind power, solar generation and biomass.  These projects also provide jobs in disadvantaged regions of the World.  To find out more, please visit www.carbonfootprint.com.




KuSan design and ethically produce high quality woolly hats, gloves and accessories that are lovingly worn and used across the UK and Europe.  Designed in London and handmade in Nepal from beautiful New Zealand wool, KuSan knitwear is very hardwearing making a great investment which appeals to men, women, boys, girls and teenagers everywhere.  With KuSan, you can be warm and cool at the same time!

 

Care Instructions:

Woolly hats and gloves don’t like washing machines! So wash by hand using luke warm water and a gentle detergent.

Rinse thoroughly with cool water to remove all traces of soap. Squeeze gently to remove excess water. Do NOT wring or spin.

To dry, lay the garment on a flat surface, reshaping if necessary and allow to dry naturally away from direct sunlight and heat.

Don’t hang your garment to dry. This will cause the wool fabric to stretch from the weight of the water that has soaked into the fibres. 

Never put wool clothing in the dryer! The combination of heat, friction and pressure will cause shrinkage.