Short knit lined hand warmer These short knit hand warmers are a hit! People love them because they can go about their day and keep their fingers free to do the task at hand, but still keep their hands toasty. Their fleece lining makes them very soft and comfortable. Assorted solids & colorful stripes! Like all of our products these are handmade, so expect variation. Made in Nepal.
Nhucche grew up in the Kathmandu Valley, the son of a traditional farmer. Realizing many women in his community wanted to work but had few opportunities, he sent his uncle’s daughters to knitting school in the early 1980’s. These women became master knitters imparting their skills to other women employed by Nhucche. Most of these women supplemented their family’s income by spinning wool or knitting garments at home on a part-time bases. When Ric and Denise first met Nhucche, he personally dyed all of the wool for accessories and sweaters himself, while his wife, Sharada, managed quality control.
Through this work, Nhucche and Sharada were able to send both of their sons to university. Inspired by their parents dream of empowering women, both sons returned after university to run the family business, continuing to work with women to provide economic opportunity to rural communities. In their words: