An Artisanal Autumn: 5 Accessories To Wear This Fall

A change in season means…a change in wardrobe! Autumn is the time to trade in your sunhat and sandals for boots and jackets. And of course, you’ll need the right accessories to go along with them. Check out these five handmade, artisanal goodies to round out your fall wardrobe.

Adorable Alpaca Beret, $32

fall hasIs there anything more perfectly casual than a slouchy beret? We didn’t think so. This one is handmade in Peru from alpaca wool. Alpaca is just as warm as sheep’s wool, except it’s even softer and has none of the itchiness.

Hmong Fabric Patch Kit, $12

fall accessoryDoes your go-to fall jacket need a makeover? Give it a DIY look with vintage patches of eye-catching Hmong textiles from Thailand. This all-inclusive, fair trade kit includes four unique patches along with a needle and thread.

Water Lilies Wool Messenger Bag, $84

Topped off with a pumpkin-colored panel of water lilies, this wool bag feels extra cozy for fall. Lovingly made using mindfully and sustainably sourced materials, each bag is crafted in Nepal by women who work as part of a fair trade collective.

Chenille Wrap Poncho, $98

A poncho is basically a blanket you can wear. In other words, a must-have for chilly fall nights! This one is hand-woven by rural artisans in Ecuador who receive training and support to sell their wares. Go ahead and melt into its softness.

Merino Jaree Scarf, $36

Made using a traditional Indian jamewar weave, this reversible scarf comes in colors of rust, pink and sage that blend perfectly with the changing fall scenery. Made of warm merino wool and crafted by fair trade artisans in Northern India.