The philosophy behind the Mirasol Project is very simple, the Mirasol Project supports local communities in Peru through the sales of the Mirasol Yarn Collection.
Peru’s heritage and culture of textile artistry is rich and ancient. The Mirasol Yarn Collection includes yarn made from the animals tended by these communities for generations in the Peruvian highlands. Without them we would not have this beautiful yarn.
By purchasing the Mirasol Yarn Collection you are supporting the shepherds and their families ensuring the continuation of this tradition.
A portion of every purchase goes directly to the funding of a centre in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno.
This website has a wealth of information on the Mirasol Project that includes the Mirasol Yarn Collection with a link to your distributor to find your local yarn stockist.
The link above called The Mirasol Yarn Collection will bring you to links of all the books and yarns in the collection, while the link above called The Mirasol Project has links to articles relating to the project at different stages from May 2007, as well as a link that shows the stages in pictures.
Jane Ellison says ‘For me I feel it is good to know that I, like many consumers, can make a difference, by choosing what I buy.’