Ten Thousand Villages started 65 years ago with with the Mennonite Central Committee to "provide sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries by creating a viable marketplace for their products in North America." Today they work with thousands of artisans in 38 countries. They sell a variety of stylish women's hats and headbands.
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The hats you will find below were made with hope, creating pathways of escape from extreme poverty.
Also, check out our HEADBANDS page.
Krochet Kids began with the incredible story of three college-age guys who liked to crochet sharing that skill with refugee women in Uganda. "Every purchase impacts a life and every product is hand-signed by the lady who made it." They sell amazing crocheted hats and beanies for women, men and children. (To also find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)
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Hope Outfitters offers ethically made hats for men and women and children with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities. With their "Buy 1 Give 100" plan, they have "healed the sick, sheltered the homeless, rescued girls out of human trafficking, provided clean water, granted money to adopting families, and so much more..." By purchasing their products, you are joining with them in "making a difference that will last for all eternity."
KidKnits motto is “You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.” KidKnits "started with the very simple idea of a nine-year old girl – to make hats out of hand-made yarn from Rwanda." KidKnits sells awesome craft kits for kids to knit their own hats (my 8-year-old son has had so much fun with his kit!) . And they also offer pre-made hats.