Pichinku (Cusco, Peru)
156 yards • Worsted/Aran
80 percent Merino, 20 percent baby Alpaca
Pichinku (meaning “little bird” in Quechuan) is a socially conscious enterprise producing all-natural yarn that is sustainable and environmentally friendly, botanically dyed in small batches by women artisans in Cusco, Peru. Qanchis is a snuggly soft blend of the highest-quality Merino and luxe Alpaca, yielding fabric that is warm and breathable. Qanchis is perfect for special accessories—make hats, scarves, shawls, and mittens to pamper both skin and heart. Bonus: Pichinku invests 1 percent of every sale in women’s education and empowerment programs in Peru.