Project - Nepal - Fair Trade - Cashmere Pashminas

Nepalese goat herder walks along road

With its ancient culture and the Himalayas as a backdrop, landlocked Nepal in Southern Asia is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio diversity. Ranging from sub-tropical to arctic with tropical jungles, raging wild rivers, forests, frozen valleys and the greatest mountain range on earth.  It contains 10 of the world’s highest peaks and was the birth place to

Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, teeming with a wealth of wildlife. Nepal is a county of remarkable natural beauty.

 We are working with women’s co-operatives in Nepal. Supporting fair trade business practices so that women can earn a sustainable wage to create opportunities for themselves and their families. We aim to preserve traditional skills and artisan traditions and help the women lift their families out of poverty.

 Cashmere is the warmest and most luxurious of all the wools. It comes from the underbelly of the Capra Hircus goat that is reared sustainably in remote parts of the Himalayas and outer Mongolia at altitudes above 14,000 feet. The fleece is hand spun and woven in Nepal.

In Nepali folk lore “analogies of the warmth of the wool are sung to the warmth of endeared love “ The weaving of the pashmina is where stories are told and history is remembered.

Nepal is famous for its high mountain cashmere renowned as one of the world’s best.