Gabriela Hearst Reveals The Artisans Behind Some Of Hearst's Most Iconic Pieces, Manos Del Uruguay

Gabriela Hearst Reveals The Artisans Behind Some Of Hearst's Most Iconic Pieces, Manos Del Uruguay

Gabriela Hearst Reveals The Artisans Behind Some Of Hearst's Most Iconic Pieces, Manos Del Uruguay

Live in NYC, Manos Del Uruguay will recreate Hearst staples at Bergdorf Goodman.

Live in NYC, Manos Del Uruguay will recreate Hearst staples at Bergdorf Goodman.

Text: Maddie Street

Bergdorf Goodman

754 Fifth Avenue

Third Floor

New York, NY 10019

Everyone knows Gabriela Hearst, but what about Manos Del Uruguay? Behind every great designer, there are often collaborations, which sometimes bear the most iconic house pieces to date. For Hearst, that someone is the female-owned artisans behind Manos Del Uruguay - responsible for creating the Clarissa sweater and the Lauren wrap. Two Hearst staples, the house is honoring the artisans behind this creative process by inviting them to appear at Bergdorf Goodman in New York with them on Dec 7th-9th, where they will be creating these classics in a live environment.

"Manos del Uruguay feels grateful and honored to be a part of this event in Bergdorf Goodman's emblematic New York Store. It is also a joy for the artisans to share the work they do for such a beloved brand as Gabriela Hearst. We have been partners for many years, and they truly value the handmade work that we do," shared Gabriela Cabrera, President of Manos Del Uruguay.

Their first time appearing in the U.S. alongside Hearst, Manos Del Uruguay will demonstrate their Fair Trade, hand-crafted knitting process on the floors of Bergdorfs. Showcasing their decades of experience and heritage techniques while knitting the two Hearst classics. With a nod to sustainability - a cornerstone in the Hearst brand - the noble organization offers women an opportunity to dive head-first into the fashion industry while still locking in the knowledge of sustainable trade. The noteworthy artisans will educate the audience on how to pass sustainable craftsmanship methods to future generations and how to optimize their potential.

Founded in 1968, Manos Del Uruguay is on a mission to provide women in rural communities of Uruguay with economic independence through age-old skills. With a tactile hand, the knitwear that Manos del Uruguay creates can take several days to produce. Every piece is an opportunity to help an Uruguayan woman support her family, each artisan is a part owner, and the profits are shared among the cooperatives or re-invested in the organization.

Credits: Images Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst

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