Felti Ornaments

Felti Ornaments


These beautiful felted ornaments were hand made by indigenous women participating in The Spectacled Bear Conservation Societies (SBC) alternative livelihood program that helps create sustainable economic opportunities for woman in critical spectacled bear habitat in northwestern Peru.

International development studies have shown that women that receive their own income, health and well-being of their children improves at a much faster rate than when men have sole control of the family’s income. With little or no access to education, however, and few available economic opportunities close to home, the women are entirely reliant on their husbands. By purchasing a needle felted wool product you are helping SBC to protect bear habitat while providing an opportunity for women to earn an income and continue to live a traditional lifestyle and  care for their children.