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Jacket Labels… lost in translation?

We are working on approving text for our jacket labels today. Having Nepali people make a label in English and French is a challenge of epic proportions! “Thak You” for reading! Lucky for us, Rajan has learned lots of spoken English so we can communicate well by Skype, phone – and although much more difficult […]

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Our first jacket samples

Our first sample order arrived today. In true Nepali re-use fashion, our shiny new coats came in an old rice bag. It’s like Christmas – also came with some surprise presents to make it up to 5kg: curry/masala spices and a plethora of Pashmina scarves!  

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We’ve ordered our first samples!

Wow! We’re really going to do this! Kamal put us in touch with the “best factory” he found after visiting 40 sewing shops in Kathmandu. Rajan is our man, and he’s going to make us our first samples of women’s and men’s jackets! We’ve measured up the jackets we’d bought while in Nepal as a […]

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Rajan is our man!

Kamal has been hitting the pavement: he’s checked out almost 40 sewing shops/factories in Kathmandu. He’s looking for jackets that are well-made that “won’t make you look like a chicken”, which is code for “feathers stay on the inside!” Now, it sounds like Kamal’s found our man: meet Rajan. He’s going to make some samples […]
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How vegetarians ended up eating buffalo all the time…

The higher we trekked, the more expensive local chicken became. Thus, the transition began to Kamal searching out local buffalo. Our first buffalo was dried and then cooked into a curry. Very good. The second one was fresh buffalo. Good but not as good and quite (too!) chewy, and after that well, bring on the […]

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Super fresh chicken kicks the bucket….

Note: if you are vegetarian or have never been in a butcher shop, it would be best to turn your head now… So our guide, Kamal, was constantly worried that he might lose height and weight while trekking with us. (Kamal at 6 ft 3, is the tallest Nepali we have ever seen). His diet […]

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Everest eye candy

When travelling into the Everest region, most people either go directly to Everest base camp. The other option, which is less frequented is to travel one valley over to go to a region called Gokyo. You then climb a peak of 5300 (17,700 feet) metres and have a stunning view of Everest which is one valley […]

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The Hills are Alive…

…with puffing people and great views. The peaks bring great views but oh! so damn hard. Walking up a hill, mountain, slight incline etc. at higher altitudes is just plain hard. And we weren’t even at the height of most peaks that people climb, which also seem to be in the freezing cold and for […]

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Bring on the food – if we survive the flight!

After almost 36 days of trekking ( two treks separated by three days) we are ready to go home and eat. To get back to Kathmandu we fly out from Lukla, Nepal. Lukla is known as the most extreme airport in the world. The runway has a gradient of 12% and is only 460 metres […]

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