Located in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region, Kasar Devi is 14 km north of Almora. A quiet mountain getaway, the area has a rich history of trade and barter between communities along these ancient trans-himalayan trade routes.
In partnership with the Government of Uttarakhand, local non-profit organizations today are working to close the gap between global markets and indigenous craftsmanship. These initiatives focus to empower women in some of the most remote Himalayan regions, providing them with training, technology, and high quality materials that build upon their inherent ancient knowledge and handicrafts skill. A means to earn and spend money without having to solely depend on agriculture (a risky climate dependent endeavor) enables them to have access to better education and healthcare for their families.
Bringing together sustainable high quality raw materials, conscious craftsmanship, and ethical design practices creates a powerful vehicle of social-reform and economic independence that generates value to everybody involved and their communities.
Up to 100% profits from the items below donated to community-powered funds and relief initiatives in Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand.