Sharmila is from Chitwan and was raised in a farming family. She only went to sixth grade and then got married at the age of 15. Her husband left her a while back and she is now raising their daughter alone. A year ago Sharmila left Chitwan with her daughter and moved to Kathmandu where she joined UCEP’s (Underprivileged Children’s Educational Program) tailoring program for six months. She likes to sing while doing household chores and dislikes fights and selfish people. She has been with Hatti Hatti since November 2015. She wants to be a role model for her daughter and want to be successful and an independent mother.
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. This bow tie will make a difference not only in your life but the makers life too!
The unique pattern of the lovely flower and the violet color of this short necktie with a bowknot will be a head turner in the party that you will be attending. The material used for making this tie is from a saree that has been upcycled to reduce waste.
Women in Nepal have a special relationship with their ‘saari’, which can be compared to a ball gown. Most women own several of these and every single one reflects a special memory.
The saari is often only used once, for one event and after they are hung up and displaced in wardrobe, never to be used again.
We think this is a real shame, that something so beautiful and special is no longer able to be enjoyed by other people and is almost forgotten. We want in some way, to preserve these memories and special dresses, by creating something new and useful from them.
With the help of women in marginalized communities, without education and profession, we recycle donated saari’s into beautiful kimonos, bowties, neckties, dresses. These beautiful fabrics and memories will be interwoven and shown in a new life. Our vision is to create work opportunities for these women with an end result of a product they will feel proud of creating.
THAT IS WHY THIS IS MUCH MORE THAN ONLY A PRODUCT
THANKYOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR CAUSE