◆ Material: Wool
◆ Size: head circumference about 56-58cm
◆ producing countries: Nepal
◆ commodity is pure hand-made, some differences with the picture, please thank you in real products based
Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS)
This vocational school in 1983 by Mr. SB Khadgi co-founded with their children, provide vocational training for people in poverty, education and welfare benefits. KTS currently provides support to about 5,000 producers, of which 80 percent are women, and most of the producers in a part-time job, while care of the family. KTS initially only handle child care and adult literacy classes, until 1984 the introduction of basic education programs.
KTS first program to assist disadvantaged castes of the Nepalese people to enhance the socio-economic status. KTS open weave rugs and sweaters of course, is to give the lower caste people new jobs, so that they can choose a different traditional occupations. In 1987, the school began regardless of class, open to all poor people.
KTS initially set up three training departments to provide the skills required in the workplace, were carpenters, carpet making and weaving. In 1987, KTS training workshops began producing hand-woven clothing, carpets and furniture, and sold locally. After the initial success, KTS's management decided to create these three products are the independent sector to produce goods for export, to ensure sustainable development is possible.
In 1987, KTS registered in vocational and technical training committee, and from 1987 to 1993 between the six years, accepted the Save the Children organization from Norway (Save the Children) full financial support. And to the 2001 date, KTS can already rely on to sell their products self-sufficiency.
KTS 30 percent of trafficking in Nepal local products, while just over 50 percent of exports through fair trade company, the remainder mostly through NGO, only a small part is through private companies. The KTS since 1999 and the Japanese Fair Trade Company (ie People Tree) Cooperation, People Tree provides them a lot of support, including product design, quality control recommendations and advances, as well as orders for hand knitting normality and scarf. People Tree is currently KTS largest customer.
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