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Hollyburn for Jasper!

We were so excited when the Hollyburn Cross-Country Ski Team contacted us to enquire about having team jackets made by Jackets for Jasper! They made a real leap of faith, asking a fledgling little business to create special “between races” jackets that would keep their team looking cohesive on the slopes. Their beautiful extra-warm jackets

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What is “Load Shedding”?

Just like in BC, most of Nepal’s electricity comes from hydro-electric dams located within its borders. Unlike BC, Nepal does not generate anywhere near enough power to supply all of the country’s demand. The resulting power management through rolling black-outs is called “Load Shedding”. What this means in real life is that now, in Kathmandu,

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Meet Your Maker!

This is Rajan! As you can tell from his photo, he is a very smiley guy. And, despite his youthful looks, he has already been working in the garment- and bag-making industry for 22 years. He and his team of ~8 people work out of a little manufacturing shop in Kathmandu. Rajan and his team […]

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Any More Jackets for 2013/14?

The answer to the constant question “Will you have any more jackets?” is “Yes”. With Christmas over, we now have some random stock on the web store. But when they’re gone, they’re gone until Fall 2014.

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Resmi in Kindergarten

It’s been just over a year since we were sitting in the principal’s office at Gyanodaya school, making our commitment to support Resmi’s education. Now, a year later, she is almost filling in her school uniform (that was bought too big to make it last longer), and she has almost caught up to the other […]

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North Shore News Feature Article

In its November 23, 2012 edition, the North Shore News (our North Vancouver newspaper) published an article about Jackets for Jasper. You can still read it here.

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A Heart-Warming Holiday Project

In its November 23, 2012 edition, the North Shore News (our North Vancouver newspaper) published an article about Jackets for Jasper. The response to the article was exciting and overwhelming, spurring us on to work hard through the winter to supply jackets to terrific people such as yourself who want to support Resmi and Jasper […]

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Jasper: 6 months old

Against statistical odds and despite diarrhea, this little guy is now a chubby, healthy baby boy. His 6-month celebration was in November, and he was feted and blessed by as many aunties and uncles as could arrange to see him! He is wearing a super-ultra-blessed “tikka” made of rice paste and red powder on his […]

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Jackets Ordered!

We are really happy with the quality of the two sets of samples we’ve received so far; we’ve made some tweaks to the sizing and have now placed an order for 100 jackets; men’s, women’s plain and women’s with embroidery.  They are being cut and sewn as you read this, and will be shipped to

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Sample 2 Arrived

Our second big rice-bag-of-goodness arrived October 16th, stuffed full of jewel-coloured jackets. We received nine prototype jackets that were really close to what we are wanting to import.  We’ve since had more friends and family try them on for feedback and made a bunch of Skype video calls with our jacket-maker, Rajan.

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