Each sale supports our efforts to provide books for Semjong and we hope to expand this support to other areas through local company Real Himalaya.
In September I joined a group of international travellers and trekked to Semjong Primary School in Central Nepal. Semjong village school was completely destroyed in the earthquake and the children were taking their lessons cramped together in the cow shed. See more at our Facebook Group Helping Hands for Nepal.
Our aim is to provide traditional and modern pure cashmere products while ensuring every step in production is sustainable, ethical, and transparent. We also stock carefully selected goods sourced and bought on our behalf by a local friend. Ama Dablam is a Himalayan mountain, the height of the main peak is 6,812m. Ama Dablam means “Mother’s Necklace” – the long ridges on each side are like the arms of a mother protecting her child and the hanging glacier is thought of as the Dablam, the traditional pendant worn by Sherpa women.
Cashmere production skills are passed from generation to generation in Nepal, where the goats are combed by hand every Spring. There are shepherds, wool spinners, wool dyers, loom weavers, and the families that support them.
Our cashmere comes from Chandrakala Sapkota, a friend we made during our trip in 2015. Her family has a small factory where the conditions for all of the villagers involved in the process are excellent, and also a shop in Thamel where they stock their own products.
Would you like to help us improve the lives of children in rural Nepal and stock our products in your shop, or on your website? Please contact us to discuss further.
If you are thinking of travelling to Nepal, we highly recommend Real Himalaya as your Tour Operator. https://www.facebook.com/nepalrealhimalaya/