The Gift That Keeps Giving
The spirit of giving is in the air! Have your dollar make a difference at beyondBeanie. It’s the perfect one stop place to pick up awesome gifts for anyone on your holiday list. Ethically manufactured and socially conscious, beyondBeanie offers trendy beanies and accessories made with 100% Bolivian love.
Every time you make a purchase, you are supporting the work of a talented artisan in Bolivia who proudly hand-signs her work. Purchases also help to provide meals, school supplies, school uniforms and dental care to children in need.
Look stylish while keeping your head warm this holiday with beyondBeanie’s top sellers:
- Rainbow collection –Colorful and trendy, these beanies are great for outdoor wear such as hiking, snowboarding, and camping.
- The Surfer collection – Versatile and stylish, snowboarders and surfers will love this comfy, ethnic patterned beanie.
- The Kota collection – Available in neutral colors, the Kota beanie offers the perfect combination of city-style and class.
Each and every product carries the signature of the artisan who created it. You can even set up a meet and greet or send your artisan a “thank you” note through beyondBeanie’s site.
All wool is sourced locally in Bolivia and helps boost the local alpaca and wool economy of La Paz, Bolivia. beyondBeanie can be purchased online at www.beyondbeanie.org and select stores in Switzerland and the UK.
Creator Swiss-Chilean, Tito Hector Alvarez, came up with the idea of beyondBeanie during his pack-backing trip from Switzerland to Bolivia. He noticed the presence of lady-knitters and street children selling candy and loose cigarettes at busy intersections in La Paz, Bolivia. One of his friends, Paty Lucero, explained that although Bolivia is a beautiful country, it still remains one of the poorest countries in Latin America. To combat the level of gender inequality and orphan children, Alvarez and Lucero teamed up to start a small fashion project, which turned into a socially conscious company named beyondBeanie. Today their goal is to meet and exceed their customers’ expectations by providing one of a kind, handmade pieces that are stylish and help women and children receive essentials such as dental care, school supplies, and food.