12.17.2013

Advent Conspiracy: handmade knitwear from the Philippines

"One size fits most." -Fingerwarmers #ricefieldcollective @weknit4life
"One size fits most." —Fingerwarmers in the honey winnower's cowl

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that Ricefield Collective, which I supported on Kickstarter, held a photo contest for their Kickstarter backers and early customers. Fingerwarmers won the grand prize, and the Ricefield Collective blog Q&A just posted today!

"Look! I'm a hipster/Berklee student!" -@scherling200 #ricefieldcollective
"Look! I'm a hipster/Berklee student!" —Ian in the peacoat dreamer hat

The contest grand prize was seven pieces from the winter collection (which fortunately fit Ian and I much better than Fingerwarmers), and we love every single one. They are all warm, soft, and cozy, which is very important here in New England (currently 15 degrees). They also are beautiful, hand knit, and feature patterns difficult or impossible to replicate on a machine. And every purchase supports women in the Philippines, providing them enough of an income to stay and farm their ancestral lands.

"Knitwear from #RicefieldCollective (@weknit4life) makes a great holiday gift." -@annakristina28
"Knitwear from Ricefield Collective makes a great holiday gift." —Anna in the elf/huckleberry seedling slouchy

Since today is the last day of guaranteed first class shipping before Christmas, Ricefield Collective is offering 20 to 40% off everything until midnight EST tonight (December 17). Don't miss out!

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