Meet Laxmi Tara, one of the artisans who creates gorgeous scarves, shawls, and ponchos with the Cheppu from Himalaya cooperative in Nepal. Laxmi Tara is from the small village of Tokha on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley.

She’s very young—still in her early 20’s (she doesn’t know her actual age because birthdays are not traditionally celebrated in Nepal)—but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of starting a business.

She went to Cheppu of Himalaya—a Jesus' Economy fair trade partner—for a microloan to open her own tailoring shop. Now she has set up her own business, and has already been very successful in her local village. Laxmi Tara’s craftsmanship is spectacular, and the scarves she makes showcase the beauty of Nepalese culture and landscape.

Cheppu’s products are made to honor Nepalese tradition and the local environment. The artisans use recycled and renewable materials whenever possible to create their pieces.

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It's getting chilly, and in some places, downright cold. And if you work in an office and you're a woman, more than likely you're freezing every day at work. Unless you're in the bathroom, which we all know is the warmest place in the office. But you can't spend your whole day in there. (Not that you'd want to either.) So what's a smart, working woman to do? You could try to keep remembering a sweater every day that coordinates with your outfit while being thick enough to keep your warm. Or, you could snag one of our beautiful ponchos  that'll pair well with any outfit and keep you toasty warm at the office.

Check out our newest ponchos from Nepal! And don't forget to use promo code JE4HOLIDAYS to save 15% on your purchase of $45 or more. (Psst! That makes each of these around $42!) 

Ponchos from Nepal: Chili

 

Ponchos from Nepal: Moss

Ponchos from Nepal: Soft Brown

Ponchos from Nepal: Scarlett

Our Fair Trade Shop has many more ponchos in great colors along with scarves and shrugs that will help during spring and fall in the office. 

From the roof of the world ...

Elegant Scarves, Shrugs, and Ponchos from the Himalayas

Introducing More New Fair Trade Products from Nepal!

Over the last few weeks, we've added even more fair trade products from Nepal. When you shop products from our new partner Cheppu from Himalaya:

  • You'll support artisans overcoming poverty.
  • Enjoy elegant handmade products from Nepal.
  • Experience the wonder of beautiful shrugs, scarves, and ponchos.

Shop fair trade products from the roof of the world and empower artisans.

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This is the story of how a business opportunity really can change a life. This is the moving story of a Nepalese artisan, working near the roof of the world.

Laxmi Tara lives in the small village of Tokha on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. She is in her early 20s (Nepalis often do not know their actual age as birthdays are not traditionally celebrated). She came to Cheppu of Himalaya, a partner organization of Jesus' Economy, for a microloan to open her own tailoring shop. Since that time, Laxmi has set up her own tailoring business and has been very successful in her local village.

Today Laxmi Tara, along with other artisans, creates gorgeous scarves and shrugs that are sold internationally. And now you can buy Laxmi Tara's creations right here on JesusEconomy.org.

Shop Fair Trade Scarves from Nepal

Cheppu from Himalaya, a fair trade organization, and a new partner of Jesus’ Economy, uses the vision of Nepalese culture to inspire their scarves, shrugs, and ponchos. These entirely fair trade products are handmade by artisans in Nepal with environmentally friendly and renewable resources. These pieces of outerwear are all-around wonderful for the world and the people in it.

Scarves from Nepal

Some of the wonderful articles handmade in Nepal are infinity scarves. These scarves are available in colors from avocado green to oat, so you can find the right one for your style. Wear it wrapped around once for a longer loop, or wrap it twice to keep your neck a little warmer. These versatile scarves are perfect for warmer and cooler weather, and will also make great gifts as the holiday season approaches.

 

Infinity Scarves from Nepal: Café Sparkle

 

Infinity Scarves from Nepal: Maize

 

Infinity Scarves from Nepal: Poppy

 

Infinity Scarves from Nepal: Avocado

 

Infinity Scarves from Nepal: Oat

 

 

Talk about fair trade and dress to the nines by buying a beautiful scarf from Nepal.

 

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Cheppu from Himalaya, a fair trade organization, and a new partner of Jesus’ Economy, uses inspiration from Nepalese tradition to craft scarves, shrugs, and ponchos to share with the western world. These handmade articles are created with renewable and recycled materials and honor the earth as well as the culture they come from.

Cheppu is committed to making the world a better place, and in addition to sharing culture and being environmentally conscious, the organization also sponsors students from the elementary to university level, helps indigenous farmers convert their farms to organic methods, and works with an aid program to provide relief from the 2015 earthquake.

Ponchos from Nepal

Each of Cheppu’s products is made with hope of a restored future. Each article is intricately designed and woven for all kinds of styles. If you’re looking for a style to keep you warm this winter, the ponchos are a wonderful choice to bundle up in. It’s comfy enough to curl up in with a good book, but also sophisticated to add to an outfit around town. We have three colors, so you can choose one perfect for you. And while you’re shopping, why not get ahead on holiday gifts? Check out all the scarves, shrugs, and ponchos, and find something for your mom, grandma, aunt, or bff.

 

Ponchos from Nepal: Royal Purple

 

Ponchos from Nepal: Charcoal

 

Ponchos from Nepal: Wine



Be an advocate for fair trade and look fashionable by buying a poncho from Nepal.

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Cheppu from Himalaya, a fair trade organization, and a new partner of Jesus’ Economy, is using fair trade to honor Nepalese tradition and bring hope to the people of Nepal. Founded in 1985, Cheppu from Himalaya works with Nepalese artisans to sell their products on the western market. Cheppu believes in exchanging culture between people through these beautiful products.

These wonderful scarves, shrugs, and ponchos are made to honor Nepalese tradition and the local environment. Cheppu is dedicated to using recycled and renewable materials whenever possible. Shopping Cheppu means supporting artisans in Nepal, celebrating Nepalese culture, and respecting the earth.

One of the best product options for fall are the light and airy shrugs they make by hand. These shrugs are woven loosely for a breezy look that will keep you warmer on a chilly evening, or add a bit of color to your favorite black dress. These shrugs are available in 19 colors and styles, so you can pick one that best fits you. And while you’re at it, find one that your sister will love—it’s never too early to start Christmas shopping!

 

Shrugs from Nepal

We’ve included a handful of the beautiful options!

 

Scarves from Nepal: Copper Shrug

 

Scarves from Nepal: Pink Shrug

 

Scarves from Nepal: Confetti Sparkle Shrug

 

Scarves from Nepal: Purple Shrug

 

Scarves from Nepal: White and Gold Shrug

 

Scarves from Nepal: Red and Gold Shrug

 

Scarves from Nepal: Oat Shrug

 

Be an advocate for fair trade and look fashionable by buying a shrug from Nepal. See the rest of the shrugs in the Cheppu from Himalaya collection.

 

Shop Shrugs from Nepal

Cheppu from Himalaya, a fair trade organization, and a new partner of Jesus’ Economy, is using fair trade to honor Nepalese tradition and bring hope to the people of Nepal. Founded in 1985, Cheppu from Himalaya works with Nepalese artisans to sell their products on the western market. Cheppu believes in exchanging culture between people through these beautiful products.

Cheppu is dedicated to fair trade, and to the use of sustainable materials in their products. This organization supports many artisans, but also uses their influence to give scholarships to students of all ages and levels in Nepal. They believe in working hard to bring hope and healing to the world. 

Featured Fair Trade Products 

Ponchos from Nepal: Royal Purple

Are you looking for a way to stay warm, dress fashionably, and support fair trade around the world? This beautiful poncho is the answer. Crafted by artisans in Nepal, it is comfortable enough for days spent lounging on the sofa with a book, and chic for nights out on the town. Support artisans in Nepal and purchase a poncho today!   

Infinity Scarves from Nepal: Maize

This scarf is loosely woven for a light accessory that won’t weigh you down. Colorful and classic: you can’t go wrong with the purchase of this scarf for your wardrobe. Advocate for fair trade and add something beautiful to your closet! 

Scarves from Nepal: Burgundy Shrug

Add a pop of color to your outfit with a shrug created by artisans in Nepal. These shrugs are woven with thin yarn and are perfect for warding off a light breeze or simply making a fashion statement. Be a part of a movement for hope and purchase a shrug today! 

Scarves from Nepal: Black and Gold Shrug

Purchase this beautiful scarf crafted by artisans in Nepal and wrap up when the weather gets cold. It is simply colored and easily paired with casual and classy attire. Support artisans around the world and buy a fair trade scarf today! 

Shopping fair trade is practical and purposeful. Join us in transforming lives through fair trade.

 

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Cheppu from Himalaya, a fair trade organization in Nepal, and a new partner of Jesus’ Economy, is preserving tradition and celebrating the richness of diversity. Founded in 1985, Cheppu from Himalaya works with Nepalese artisans to sell their products on the western market. Cheppu works to exchange culture between people through the reflection of ancient traditions in their products.

Cheppu from Himalaya is dedicated to providing fair compensation for artisans, and promoting safe and healthy working environments. They also have a heart for sustainable crafting and use recycled or renewable materials whenever possible.

Cheppu Works to Make the World Better

This Nepalese organization has a passion for bringing hope to the world in more ways than just through fair trade.

Cheppu isn’t just about selling Nepalese products. This organization also provides scholarships for students in need, from elementary to university level. They are currently supporting 34 Nepalese students through these scholarships. Additionally, Cheppu helps build relationships between the students and western sponsors, who can offer further financial support.

A micro-credit organization, established in 2013, is another way Cheppu from Himalaya works to benefit the world. This program helps indigenous women farmers in Nepal change their farming from conventional to organic. It now has 150 members who have received training and short-term loans.

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015, Cheppu connected with a non-profit aid group called WeHelpNepal to volunteer time and resources in healing the nation.

Fair trade is a way to bring hope to people around the world, and this organization is committed to creating beautiful and fairly traded products and using their influence to come alongside and help people in real, practical ways.

Shopping fair trade celebrates the diversity of humanity. Shop Cheppu from Himalaya fair trade today.