Our wool embroidered shawls are the definition of elegance yet are also fabulous for more casual everyday or work wear. Locally sourced sheep's wool is blended with radiant silk and cotton that’s embroidered by hand in complex beautiful designs. The women in our collective train for four to five years to learn this skill! The wool and thread are all dyed by hand, and each piece is a uniquely crafted masterpiece.
Each piece resembles the one pictured but has its own unique look.
Local Women’s Handicrafts is a fair trade textiles and handicrafts collective based in Kathmandu. All of our products are handmade and ethically produced, providing fair wages and safe working conditions for the local Nepalese women who make them. We seek to empower and educate disadvantaged women by providing them with training and skills to support themselves.
Our organization is working hard to eradicate sweatshop problems as soon as possible. Everyday, lives are lost due to this unnecessary suffering.
By buying our products, you’re not just purchasing beautiful, handmade, and unique items, you’re also helping us educate women with skills that will allow them to support themselves and work in a happy and healthy environment.
Because our products are handmade from ecological materials, we recommend you wash them in cold to tepid water and allow them to dry flat. All our products are handcrafted with a love for craft and tradition, which makes each product truly unique. The products may differ slightly from the products from the shown images with regard to color, size or pattern.
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