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Wool Snowflake Stocking

Wool Snowflake Stocking

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Hand-knit by Nepalese artisans, these natural wool stockings add a cozy feel to your holiday decorating. Featuring bright white snowflakes against their rustic tones, each stocking is lovingly handmade by women from their homes throughout the Kathmandu Valley to bring joy to your home.

  • 100% wool
  • 16" L (40.6 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Nepal

Artisan Information


Born into a poor farming family in a remote village in Kathmandu district of Nepal, Timila Maharjan had an arranged marriage at age 20 to a widower, Gopal, who had a son. One year after they married, she and her husband celebrated the birth of their daughter, but the following year her husband and daughter died after a road accident. Timila was left to support her stepson and herself.

Luckily in 2005, she joined the Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS), a fair-trade organization, to learn more hand-knitting techniques. Established in 1983 by a former State Council Member, KTS was originally intended to assist the local Pode community of street-sweepers, an ""untouchables"" caste with few opportunities. It's grown into an educational and vocational training center for low-income families throughout Nepal who develop skills in carpet-weaving, knitting, jewelry-making, or carpentry. In addition to the schools, it also provides childcare for workers, adult literacy classes, a nutrition and health clinic, and an orphanage.

Timila spent years producing high-quality, intricate items and eventually she became a group leader for knitwear. Her work with KTS has not only helped maintain her family's life and health, it has also enabled her to support others by providing job opportunities for women in her village. She feels very proud and excited that products she makes are sold all over the world.

Sadly, in the tragic May 2015 earthquakes, KTS lost one of their artisans who was on Timila's knitting team. KTS is scrambling to help its workers and neighbors rebuild homes that were toppled or made uninhabitable by structural damage. The free nursery school and primary school KTS sponsors for 250 children re-opened a month after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Purchasing their handmade products is one of the best ways to offer support for their community's continued success and recovery from the devastation.

Supplier Information

By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.

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This product ships to the United States and international. Expedited shipping options are available for addresses within the United States, unless total order weight prohibits.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with this product, you may return it for exchange or refund within 90 days of purchase, subject to some restrictions. Please review our full Returns & Exchanges information.

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