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Knit Sweater Ornament

A festive mini Christmas sweater for your tree! This darling Knit Sweater Ornament is handcrafted by artisans at Kumbeshwar Technical School in Nepal. KTS is an educational and vocational training center for the lowest caste-people often excluded from the economy and denied basic rights. At KTS they receive training in marketable skills like hand-knitting, carpet weaving and carpentry so they have opportunities for sustainable income. This mini sweater ornament was hand-knitted with care and comes with a crocheted hanging string. Ornament is knit just like a full-size sweater-in case you have a gnome on the lookout for a Christmas sweater.

HANDCRAFTED IN NEPAL

  • 3"Hx5.5"W (sleeve tip to sleeve tip)
  • Handcrafted in Nepal

SKU: 5918250

THE MAKERS

Kumbeshwar Technical School was established to assist socially and economically disadvantaged children in the Kathmandu Valley. KTS seeks to provide trainees with marketable skills that can ultimately lead to successful self-employment. Graduates of the training program have the opportunity to move into employment at KTS, or to establish their own workshop. Besides the technical school, KTS operates an orphanage, a nursery, a primary school and a workplace day-care. Other benefits include literacy classes, women’s health education, health and accident insurance, and access to loans. KTS was established in 1983, providing an alternative vision to poverty and caste discrimination. Initially the institution focused on the "pode" or street sweeper and rickshaw driver community, in which children lacked access to education.
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