Nepal, the land of Himalayas and home of Mt. Everest, is known for its natural beauty and spiritual life. The lesser known, but equally important fact about Nepal, is that is known for its wide variety and quality of arts and handicrafts. A very unique product that originates from Himalayan Nation is its hand crocheted bracelets made of high quality glass beads.
My personal connection with this unique art came at a very early age. My father is one of the biggest wholesalers of high quality beads in Nepal. He travels to different parts of the world to bring best quality beads. I used to go his shop during holidays and observed his interactions with the customers. His customers would often bring samples of products made of the glass beads. I was fascinated by their use of colors, patterns and preciseness of the products; and the stories behind the artists making these products.
There is however, a sad side to this Himalayan nation. Poverty, gender inequality, human trafficking and lack of education for underprivileged children are some of the major challenges the country faces. There are some Not-For-Profit Organizations which provide shelters to affected women, train them and empower them to be self-dependent. Everest Stylz LLC has partnered with one of these fine Not-For-Profit Organizations to design and make the ‘slip-on bracelets’. The Not-For-Profit Organization trains women to make these bracelets, pays them fair wages and utilizes it's profits to educate underprivileged children.
I moved to the US in 2012 and am currently working as a Business Intelligence Developer. I live with my husband and adorable daughter. Being a woman and a mother of a daughter, I believe every woman should be given a chance to be independent and get an equal chance to be self-sustained. Everest Stylz LLC is my attempt to bring these high-quality bracelets into the North American market and help talented women in Nepal make above market wages to live a quality life. As a part of our commitment to women empowerment and education of underprivileged children in Nepal, $1 from each unit sold online will be utilized to directly benefit to the Not-For-Profit Organizations.
We are confident that you will also fall in love with these bracelets and spread the word. Together we can bring smiles to many lives.