The Impact Expedition x Local Women's Handicraft
This natural, fair trade meditation pillow cover is a handmade blend of cotton and hemp. When filled, the pillow gives you a comfortable and resilient sitting position and is designed to fit the most common heights and sizes. All pillows are suitable for both a yoga studio and home use. The pillow cover comes without filling. We advise you to fill it with buckwheat (kaf).
By purchasing this product you are supporting women of underpriviliged communities in Nepal.
Local Women’s Handicrafts was founded in 2008 with a big goal:
To lift women up who have been marginalized and exploited; to give them opportunity, skills, and a sense of dignity; and to spread our model of empowerment across the world. Nasreen Sheikh founded LWH as a small shop in Kathmandu when she was still a teenager. Having already survived working for two years as a child laborer in a sweatshop, she opened LWH to take control of her own destiny and give herself the kind of hope she’d previously never thought possible. Nasreen soon began to train local women to make handcrafted textiles they could sell at her shop. As she saw the women gain confidence and light return to their eyes, she realized she had the opportunity to spread this work across the world and empower disadvantaged women everywhere. Through the LWH entrepreneurial empowerment model, their goal is to empower 10,000 women in the world’s poorest regions by 2025 and create a textile industry that honors sustainability, human rights, and dignity.