Whale Zootie Hat
Carefully handcrafted each design features hand-stitched detailing and is made using traditional Kyrgyz felting techniques. The hats are made in small batches, with the natural wool dyed, spun, and felted. The adorable animal details are sewn on before the artisans line the interior with printed fleece wool. They are the perfect natural and environmentally conscious baby hats!
Silk Road Bazaar is a wholesale representative of marginalized artist groups located in Central Asia. They connect with artists who are far from the capitals, who have limited market access, who do not possess modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture.
They live amongst their artist groups for an extended period of time. During that time they help them become self-sustainable by developing their designs, management techniques, quality control and computer skills.
Their fibers are locally-sourced to help provide sustainable livelihoods for rural farmers and craftsmen. All designs and collaborations are original works of Central Asian artists and Silk Road Bazaar.
Empowering women in Kyrgyzstan through the creation and distribution of beautiful felted products like Zooties.