Dinadi: hand knitted products + merino wool = changed lives

If you’ve followed our blog for a few years, you’ll know Michael and I are big fans of Purnaa, an ethical garment manufacturing company in Nepal. Not only do we believe in what they’re doing, and love the products we’ve purchased (both through their Kickstarter campaign and through a group buy), we’ve had the pleasure of meeting up with two of the founders, in Nepal and in Canada, and we know they’re legit. All that said, you can imagine that when we found out they were starting a new business in Nepal, we were pretty pumped!

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Dinadi is a social business established in Kathmandu, Nepal in April, 2016. At Dinadi, Nepal is central to who we are which is why we use the term “crafted by Nepal”. Nepal is still recovering from last years devastating earthquake and struggles with issues such as unemployment, poverty, human trafficking and bonded labour. We believe one of the keys to bringing change to these issues is good job opportunities, both for those who’ve survived these issues and for those who are at risk to be affected by them.

We now have 39 knitters and crocheters who have graduated our training program and are part of our production team. Dinadi exists for them. Rather than working in a factory each piece we make is crafted in our artisans homes. This gives maximum flexibility for our employees to stay at home to be with their small children, care for family members in need, or work their way through college. On each product label you will see the signature of the artisan who has proudly crafted your piece.”

Pretty awesome, right? What’s even more awesome, is you can be part of providing job opportunities for men and women at risk, in Nepal, by being part of Dinadi’s Kickstarter campaign! By supporting Dinadi, you can be the proud owner of some beautifully created knitted and crocheted products, like:

the Kristina Half Mitts

the Kristina Half Mitts

the Clara Mittens

the Clara Mittens

the Emma Hat

the Emma Hat

the Anders Hat

the Anders Hat

the Johanna Scarf

the Johanna Scarf

Aren’t these products beautiful? And you can even choose to have them shipped to you by Christmas, or in February! This is a great way to do your Christmas shopping now, while supporting a business doing incredible things with some of the most vulnerable people in Nepal. Learn more about Dinadi, and learn about the rewards for different pledges, by visiting Dinadi’s Kickstarter campaign page.

 

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