WE ARE NOW ON  A HIATUS FROM SHOPKEEPING. THINGS NEED TO BE SOLVED, SO WE ARE TAKING TIME TO THINK. THE COOPER HEWITT SHOP IS LARGELY SOLD OUT OF OUR THINGS BUT HAVE SOME ON THEIR WEBSITE ONLY. BELOW IS OUR ARCHIVE OF ALL THE OBJECTS WE HAVE EVER FOUND. WRITE US IF YOU NEED US AT: INFO@KIOSKKIOSK.COM WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Kid's Wool Gloves

Kid's Wool Gloves

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There is a town in Transylvania called Viscri. In that town, lots of ladies form a women's cooperative knitting socks and gloves - lots of them, and other wool things too. The knit like wildfire - by hand, no machines. The wool is from the local shepherds and is spun locally. The Saxon village, falling into disrepair after the revolution when many Germans left to Germany, received a revival from the organization, the Mihai Eminescu Trust (MET) beginning in 2002. Implementing a program they call "The Whole Village Project", the MET has worked to restore a good number of the houses in the village, encouraging others to do the same. To support the local economy, they established a number of cottage industries, the knitting cooperative being one such. When you buy their gloves and socks you are supporting more people and work than you can imagine.