Kickstart it: Ricefield Collective

I'm rather late to the party on this one, but there's still a few days left to support this neat project - Ricefield Collective.

This project has already been funded, and it's no surprise why - the project appeals to both knitters and, er, 'muggles' since they are producing both patterns and finished objects. Ricefield Collective aims to teach a group of women in the Philippine province of Ifugao to knit to supplement their income, so they can continue to live in the region their families have lived for generations. Further funding will allow them to employ more Filipina knitters and establish a full-time base in Ifugao.

Backer rewards include both finished hats, and patterns inspired by the lines of the rice paddies. I'd already seen someone's Upward Hat on Ravelry a while ago, but didn't know anything about it, so I was really excited to discover the source of that neat pattern!


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