Fair Project in Nepal
As women in Nepal are usually taking care of household and family, it is not easy for them to pursue further studies or vocational training. Therefore, they are mostly financially dependent on their husbands. With the sewing training, they got a chance to lay the foundation for financial independence and a professional future as seamstresses.
It all started in 2018 with a 6-months training in sewing and tailoring for women in Suntakhan, and was continued in 2019 with another batch of 14 women from Kathmandu. The program was conducted by the Akasha Academy NGO and supported by the German NGO Long Yang e.V. The Akasha Handmade label stands for fair trade, fair wages and fair working conditions.
When I heard about the project, I wanted to support it by producing my own yoga bags. Some months later, I'm happy to present the unique fabric with detailed mandalas. This is my way of supporting women to gain an income and to offer them a perspective of a regular production. We're planning to develop a social business, which gives women a long-term career perspective and a regular income.
When you buy one of these yoga bags you are not just getting a beautiful handmade product, but are also empowering women in Nepal. Thank you!