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Hand Knit Wool Fingerless Gloves

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Hand Knit Wool Fingerless Gloves

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Hand Knit Wool Fingerless Gloves
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We're proud to present these cozy knitwear Fingerless Gloves from Lost Horizons, a member of the Fair Trade Association of America and a company dedicated to advancing locally made Nepalese handicraft, furthering the skills, economy and lifestyle of Himalayan villages.

These Gloves are hand knit a 100% hand dyed New Zealand wool outer in a colorful pattern that will keep you warm, comfortable and socially conscious all winter long (lining is polyester). One size. Imported.

• Colorful handmade fingerless gloves
• Hand knit of hand dyed wool with a polyester lining
• New Zealand wool
• Fair Trade certified company that works to spread local Himalayan culture and lifestyle
• Keeps you warm, comfortable and socially conscious all winter long

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.


When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.


The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.


Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:


Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!


Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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