Speaking of items I’ve only recently acquired a taste for, I’m feeling a real fondness for Fair Isle these days (and not just because of this). Fortunately, People Tree has just come out with its new Fairisle Tank, and the sweater’s looking to be the perfect itch for my latest scratch. Hand-knit from humanely harvested and low-impact dye colored wool, the FiT is made by attendees of the Fair Trade certified Kumbeshwar Technical School in Nepal (that’s right, Fair Trade Fair Isle). In addition to earning a fair and equitable wage, the knitters – who, without the school, would otherwise be unemployed – are also provided with full medical coverage, as well as a number of social benefits. Sweater features include a slim fit, v-neck, and traditional Fair Isle patterning (duh).
For price and purchase info, visit People Tree.