Treat your head to this trendy trapper style hat. Its ideal for cool weather use and is lined with fleece.
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About The Artisans
Women in Nepal often have no control over their families’ finances and most are encouraged not to work outside the home. Paru Sherpa learned the importance of economic independence from her mother-in-law who lost her husband in a tragic trekking accident and had 3 small children to raise. Luckily Paru’s mother-in-law had created her own small knitting business and when her husband died that income because vitally important to her family’s welfare. Motivated by her mother-in-law’s example, Paru Sherpa decided to start her own knitting business using beautiful recycled sari yarn to make scarves and hats. Her business quickly grew, and now Paru Sherpa and her sister-in-law work together with 50 other women who knit beautiful wool items. Like Paru Sherpa, these women are working towards creating financial stability for themselves and their families despite the cultural and economic barriers they face as women living in Nepal.
How does my purchase make an impact?
Increase in income and assets
By focusing on strengthening the value chains that link farmers to markets, we are furthering collaboration among the producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, transporters and consumers.
Food Security and Nutrition
We train and support small-scale farmers to achieve year-round availability and access to diverse and nutritious food, as well as provide access to water and improved sanitation.
Fostering Women's Empowerment
Our projects seek to increase women’s participation in decision-making at the household and community levels, as well as their access to income and assets and leadership roles.