Where does it come from?
Well Nepal, as you might expect from the name, including India and Kashmir.
Each year I travel to the area to do the buying (somebody has to do it!), ensuring that the goods are produced to a high standard and that the people are receiving a decent wage as well as working in good conditions.
I am also able to visit the orphanage in Kathmandu that we support - earlier this year I took laptops for the children to use at home.
This year we are working with Madhew - our felt supplier (Colours Handicraft) to raise money to build a pre-school in his home village. The school was destroyed in last year’s earthquake along with most of the village.