The story behind Manos del Uruguay

Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization and partner of Oikocredit. Established in 1968, Manos del Uruguay dyes wool, and designs and knits garments for the local and international market.

Manos del Uruguay

Cooperativa Agraria Nacional

COPAGRAN is a cooperative of 2,500 farmers in Uruguay, established in 2005 out of smaller cooperatives.

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Central Lanera Uruguaya

Central Lanera Uruguaya is a cooperative and Oikocredit partner, which processes wool from 30 cooperatives, including Oikocredit partner COPAGRAN.

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Manos del Uruguay

Manos del Uruguay dyes wool and designs and knits garments for local and international markets.

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Alicia Rodríguez

Alicia is weaver and president of Cooperativa Artesanal Tambores.

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Cooperativa Artesanal Tambores

This cooperative consists of 32 women who knit and weave the garments and fabrics designed by Manos del Uruguay.

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