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Plush wool delightful and soft to the touch. The hand warmers are medium length, reaching over the wrist. The spring green brightens up any cold day. The gloves are embellished with a cream ski diamond pattern overlaying a spring green knit. They are so soft! Contact us for more details on the pattern.

The artisan, Jashu, as pictured on the right, lives in America in the same apartment with her husband, two sons, their wives and her American born granddaughter. She learned how to knit from her sister and was a knitting instructor in her refugee camp. You can see from your purchase that she was a talented knitting teacher! She was forced to leave 2 of her children in Bhutan when they were forced to flee or be tortured.

The remarkable thing about these gloves is they are hand-crafted by a refugee woman from Bhutan. The home of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan ethnically cleansed an entire people from their country in the 90’s. Now America is home to several thousand refugees relocated by the U.N. from refugee camps in Nepal. They lived in Nepal camps with no running water or electricity for 20 years. They are known to say places like Oakland, an impoverished city, is like living in heaven. “Shangri-La.”

Our shop, Himalayas by Hand, provides Bhutanese refugee women with an opportunity to create their hand-knit products and sell online. They are taking an active stance against poverty and earning money for their children’s future or care of their parents. They profit directly from your fair trade purchase of their handiwork.

Try out our products! Contact us with any questions!

For more on their story, visit: http://www.bhutaneserefugees.com.

Artisan: Jashu Gurung
Dimensions:

Material:
100% Acrylic Wool
Worsted Weight

Care Instructions:
Machine Wash/ Tumble Dry Low

Check out more from our shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HimalayasbyHand

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Wool Spring Green and Cream Hand Warmers with Ski Pattern

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Acrylic, Acrylic Wool, Wool, Knit
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 2 reviews