In 2012, lucky enough to live out our dream of traveling the world, it was in the small town of Pokhara, Nepal that we discovered the Women’s Skill Development Organization (WSDO). Over the course of time the WSDO has changed the lives of thousands of women. We fell in love with the WSDO immediately and Handwoven with Love began to take shape.
The WSDO is a non-profit organization born out of Nepal’s rich heritage of traditional handicrafts. Started in 1975, the WSDO specializes in handwoven cotton products. It is a completely self-sufficient organization with a purpose, providing handicraft related training and skills to underprivileged women so they may become self-reliant. Many of these underprivileged women come from rural villages and have been widowed, divorced, handicapped, abused, and estranged from their homes and villages. WSDO provides training in various areas of handicraft production such as dying, weaving, material cutting, sewing, and even business management. It is with these skills that these women and their children may have a better quality of life.
Beginning with one womens' organization in Nepal, Handwoven with Love has grown, and now showcases several different fair trade organizations for you to love and support survivors across the globe. We strive to promote the careers, well-being, education, and financial stability of survivors from all over the world by bringing their hand made goods to America.
with Love from,
Ashley & Stephan