There are some amazing people out there doing amazing things. Ashley is one of those people. With a familiar case of wanderlust and adventure, this lovely lady spent eight months traveling the world and exploring all it had to offer. During her travels, she went to Nepal where she was introduced to the Women's Skill Development Organization (WSDO) and was taken by the people and their work. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/48191647]
This organization in a non-profit celebrating the country's beautiful traditional handicrafts, providing training to underprivileged women in order to help them learn to become self-reliant. They learn how to perfect their crafts and key business skills that will help them sell their products and thus better their quality of life. Ashley fell in love with this group and decided to set-up her own business to help and spread the word. Bringing products made by the women of WSDO, Hand Woven...With Love From Nepal carries these handmade goods for a wider audience.
From totes to make-up bags, wine carriers to passport bags, Ashley has a wonderful collection of goods at very reasonable prices that help make a difference as much as satisfy some retail therapy. She has been kind enough to offer Thrill of the Chaise readers to win a large tote bag and matching make-up bag! They are durable, fair trade and really stunning works of art with a lot of heart.
For your chance to win, 'like' Hand Woven...With Love From Nepal on Facebook here and leave a comment below with your name and contact information. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, May 13th! Explore the entire collection here...some perfect Mother's Day gifts there, if you ask me...
(All images c/o Hand Woven...With Love From Nepal)