⊙ Made from 100% soft, warm, sustainably-sourced South African wool.
⊙ Handmade in Africa.
⊙ Rib knit pattern.
⊙ One size fits all.
⊙ Packaged in a recyclable box as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy.
Made from soft, sustainably sourced South African wool, the Thusk™ Rib Knit Beanie is hand-knitted by our team of grandmothers for warmth when it gets chilly on safari, in the snow, and during winter.
In our many years of African travel experience, we can vouch for the fact that it can get uncomfortably cold on safari. Hot midday weather reports can be misleading, with often significant temperature drops on dawn and evening game drives and bush walks. That’s why we have included this very special range of snug safari knitwear as part of our range. It also supports the livelihoods of a lovely team of grandmothers in South Africa, who knit each beanie by hand.
In a rib knit pattern, this beanie is suitable for men and women. Choose how to wear it according to your preference. Fold the edges up or wear your beanie with the edges unfolded for a slouch fit. In safari-friendly colours, you have the assurance that your beanie is 100% safari suitable for any activities during your African travels. These neutral colours look great with most other shades too, which makes them a great choice for everyday wear too.
Expedition-tested™ in Africa and the French Alps - and style-tested during a Parisian winter – our safari beanies are proven to be warm in both cold African and icy European conditions and looks great in every setting.
The wool used for the Thusk™ Rib Knit Beanie adds to the Thusk™ story to make it even more special. Individually cared for by dedicated South African farmers, the wool is derived from sheep reared against the backdrop of African plains - to be used again in African landscapes on safari. Sustainably sourced from this special selection of farmers, the wool is delicately handled from farm to store and into the hands of our knitters where this natural fibre is made into a product you can enjoy whenever you feel a nip in the air.
Wool is a remarkable, naturally renewable and sustainable product. Not only does it retain its shape and softness despite age and stretching, it also has a number of benefits for your health and comfort. With thermal insulation properties, it's both warm in winter and breathable in summer. It is also hypoallergenic - resistant to bacteria, mildew, mould, as well as dust mites.
Nothing beats handmade knitwear made by loving mothers and grandmothers. With this in mind - together with the opportunity to provide an income to women in Africa - founder of The Safari Store, Steve Adams, approached his mom with an idea. The idea was Thusk™ - a range of handmade safari, outdoor, and everyday knitwear. As an avid knitter, mother, and grandmother, Hazel Adams was the ideal person to head up Thusk™ - providing patterns, wool, and a boosted income for a group of local Zulu knitters in South Africa. Made to Hazel's exacting standards, Thusk™ knitwear is designed to keep you warm no matter where your adventures take you - and warm your heart at the same time by helping a group of deserving craftswomen in Africa.
Thusk™ supplements the government pensions of these Zulu grandmothers, who knit at their own pace around their daily responsibilities. This flexibility allows them to meet their responsibilities as family caregivers whilst receiving an income. Each Thusk™ product has a tag with the name of the knitter - a small but meaningful connection to the women behind every Thusk™ creation.
Say no to plastic packaging
Your Thusk™ clothing is packaged in a recyclable box. At The Safari Store, we are working hard to eliminate plastic from all of our packaging. This forms part of our commitment to a green future and the preservation of the environment, so future generations can enjoy pristine natural spaces.