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. 

Cheppu from Himalaya, a fair trade organization, and 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.

Ponchos from Nepal

If you’re looking for a style to keep you warm this cool spring, the ponchos are a wonderful choice to cozy up in. It’s comfy enough to curl up in with a good book in the morning, but also sophisticated to add to an outfit around town in the evening. We have three colors, so you can choose one perfect for you. And while you’re shopping, 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 this spring by buying a poncho from Nepal.

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Cheppu from Himalaya, a fair trade organization, uses the vision of Nepalese culture to inspire their scarves, shrugs, and ponchos. These fairly traded products are handmade by artisans in Nepal using environmentally friendly and renewable resources.

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 great for warmer and cooler days—perfect for this finicky spring weather.

 

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

 

 

Keep spring breezy by purchasing a beautiful scarf from Nepal.

 

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Spring is almost here and it's time to start thinking about shedding our deep, rich colors and exchanging them for bright, airy colors. 

Gear up for spring with products from our fair trade shop that evoke a lightness every time you see them. 

Tote Bags from Haiti: Woven Straps

This tote just screams spring with its bright yellow color. Take this fun, colorful bag with you to the market! It's great for toting around whatever you need—from yarn to books to groceries!

Square Accent Pillows from Guatemala in Magenta

 With this bold pop of color, your bed or couch will be automatically ready for spring once you place this pillow on it. Plus, we offer many different shapes and patterns in vivid colors to help brighten up your home. 

 Scarves from Nepal: Lavender Shrug

When it comes to spring, oftentimes it means it is too warm for a jacket but too cold to go without. This lavender shrug strikes the perfect balance. 

Necklaces from Haiti: The Christella

Pops of light blue and yellow make this necklace ready for your spring wardrobe. Plus the hammered plate says "hope" to represent the artisans who make the necklace. And spring is hope for a new season, a fresh start. 

Kitchen Towels from Guatemala: Plaid Twill in Ocean Blue

Why leave all of the brightening up to your wardrobe and living room? Add brightness to your kitchen with these sturdy, hand-woven kitchen towels. 

Earrings from Rwanda: Colorful Woven Disc

 

These beautiful woven earrings come in a variety of eye-popping colors that seem to say "it's spring!" Plus you can find a bracelet to match. 

Daisy on Stem from Haiti

Flowers are a beautiful part of creation, and have long been used to tell stories, to uplift, and to adorn. A handmade, daisy is perfect for accenting your home and sprucing up your table.

Bracelet from Brazil: Solta Golden Grass Bangle in Light Blue

This light blue is reminiscent of a robin's egg and makes you feel ready for spring. It comes in a variety of other colors and made from golden grass, a sustainable source. 

No matter your preference or what you're looking for, our fair trade shop has it. And just in time for spring. 

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.

 

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