14.12.13

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Day 3 - Hand knitted Hat from Ricefield Collective

12 days of Christmas Giveaways 
DAY 3!

Day 3 of the Missy Vintage 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, is brought to you by Ricefield Collective


Ricefield Collective, crafts handmade knitted accessories that provide a fulfilling means for Philippine indigenous people to stay on their ancestral land. Training, employing, and empowering women from the Ifugao region of the Philippines, Ricefield Collective has become a global social enterprise but started with an idea from Meredith Ramirez Talusan when she visited Ifugao for her dissertation research. 

After learning that in recent years locals have been been forced to abandon their communities in order to seek higher wages in big cities, she thought that the women could supplement their income if they learned how to knit then sold their products to the tourists who visited the Rice Terraces. So when Meredith returned to Ifugao, she brought with her extra knitting needles and plans to explore teaching the workers how to knit. 

The project has now grown to the point where a team of knitters are actually directly employed thus enabling them to earn a wage to support themselves and their families whilst at the same time bringing women of the community together.


What's also amazing is that the website features each of the knitter story and you can meet the team (and the founders) by clicking here 

To help spread the work of Ricefield Collective, they've kindly offered 1 Missy Vintage reader the chance to win this fabulous red slouchy hat. Perfect for the cooler months, roomy enough to either hide your hair away or cover your pin curls and it's totally made by hand.




To enter, just use the Rafflecopter Widget. You MUST Like the Ricefield Facebook page, and because they're are super keen to get their story out there, they'd love it if you could follow their work on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too, so I've made these bonus entries, so there's several chances to be the proud owner of this fabulous hat. Please show some support to this truly inspiring project!




The rules
This giveaway is open to the UK only
You must be aged 18 or over please.
This giveaway closes at midnight 31/12/2013 (UK time)
The winner will be randomly selected and notified. The winner will have 5 working days to contact me following the winner being announced, failure to do so will result in another winner being picked.

No cash alternative. Editors decision is final.


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4 comments

  1. Please allow Rafflecopter competition entry via e-mail, comment etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. love the warm red hat

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