Hand-knitted by rural women of Himalayan villages, this handcrafted cotton crochet stuffed Santa (flat, hanging) will add a cute touch to the Christmas tree, and work as a great Xmas gift too.
Size: 8 x 4 cm
About Himalayan Blooms:
Himalayan Blooms provides training and equipment at no cost to the ladies to learn new skills, and become financial contributor to the family. During the short period of HB involvement since late 2015, the ladies have come a long way improving their knitting skills, innovating new designs, learning office skills in maintaining inventory, recording keeping, learning data entry on the laptop, scheduling of work and understand the importance of deadlines.
Forty to fifty knitters are actively joined our organization.
The goal of Himalayan Blooms is to uplift the community; empower women by providing new opportunities, provide the necessary tools and equipment to make marketable locally produced goods; help schools improve the quality of education; and assist farmers in by installing groundwater charging wells. This community development project is intended to provide relief to the poor, distressed and underprivileged. This effort would also reduce the need for the relocation of people to already crowded urban areas, to seek employment.
Himalayan Blooms has made tremendous progress, having produced over 2,500 items in 2016 alone. Over fifty knitters have received the tools and training to produce new products. In the process, they have greatly improved their skill set to achieve the highest quality, while adopting and innovating to new designs and patterns. The knitters are adopting new technological skills through the use of laptops and internet to explore new designs, entering data and record keep. This has improved the moral among-st the women, uplifting their confidence and contributing to their household income.
An additional goal of Himalayan Blooms is to help improve the education of children by assisting schools install computers, providing training in computers, and helping teachers adopt new techniques.A Made in India product