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Partnering with IWEN to Fund Girls' Education in Nepal

With an established presence and proven success helping girls attend school, we decided that this year all jacket profits will go to IWEN's Empowerment Through Education program.
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Our Jackets... ♫ What's Fuel Got to Do With It? ♬

Nepal is in the grip of a crippling fuel crisis. No matter when you purchase a jacket - before or after Christmas - you're helping 7 tailors earn fair wages to support their families during a time when work is more scarce than fuel.

And we have some new jackets in stock!

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And Then There Were 3 - Meet Komol!

Over the last couple of years we have often been asked, "what happens when you have fully funded Jasper and Resmi’s educations?" We can finally share with you the answer to this question: meet Komol!

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To Nepal and Back Again

You might think we've been in hibernation for the last half year or so... but we've actually been very busy behind the scenes. In April, we went to Nepal and reconnected with our friends and the families we're helping to support - and most importantly, we finally met Rajan, our manufacturer, and little Jasper!

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Leaving… On a Jet Plane…

We're going to Nepal! This Friday! We're hoping to bring a second hand smart phone and lap top computer to provide our friends internet access.
And we'd like to bring back photos, videos and stories: what do you want to know?!

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Dam!

With all the black-outs in Kathmandu and the virtual lack of electricity in Resmi’s village and the region where Kamal runs his lodge, we have learned to care a lot about dams in Nepal. When all your power comes from hydro-electricity, a 9-month dry season really puts a dent in the power supply.
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The End is Nigh….

Is it really March?! Spring is definitely in the air here on the West Coast, and that means that we will be officially wrapping up our season on March 16th. Only 19 jackets left…

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Resmi: The First Two School Years

Has time really flown by this quickly? It has been two years since Len and I said “goodbye for now” to our friends in Kathmandu, and two years since Resmi started her very first day of school. Now Resmi is almost finished Class 1 and is at the top of her class!

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Meanwhile in Nepal

The Nepali school year’s first term just ended, and our little friend Resmi has just completed a first term of Kindergarten.  She is old enough and aiming for Grade 1, and is catching up to her peers quickly.  We had a lovely phone call from our friend Kamal and got to hear Resmi’s squeaky little […]

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Resmi Graduates Kindergarten!

We got an email from the Principal of Resmi’s school today. Her mid-term holidays are over and she has reported back to school, ready for the last term of her first full year of school. Attached are photos taken of Resmi wearing her (very boyish!) school uniform in the school yard, sent along to us via […]

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