Yak Wool Jackets, Poncho's & Scarves
We have been buying from our main Nepalese clothing supplier since we helped to establish their business with an interest free loan back in 1999! We have grown together over the years and had lots of fun together designing new ranges. They are a member of the Fair Trade Group Nepal and have a social program to train and rehabilitate ‘Kamlari’ girls who have escaped from a life of servitude. Their main premises were destroyed by the earthquake in April 2015 and since then they have been housed in a temporary pre-fab building nearby. We have hugely increased our spend in Nepal since the earthquake and are proud to help this wonderful country to get back on its feet.
‘Yak Wool’ is how the Nepali shopkeepers describe this material to unwitting tourists. We have yet to see an acrylic yak but we can truthfully say that the brushed acrylic is wonderfully soft and very appealing. We contribute a % of all purchases we make from Nepal to Child Rescue Nepal – www.childrescuenepal.org