Creating Harmony through Fair Trade, Creativity, & Sustainable Practice
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Help to Give Hosenbi and Her Family a Safe House
We have embarked on a mission to help change the lives of one family in South India, where living conditions and poverty are have taken a toll.
Work is still going on brick by brick. A small group of volunteers and families are working hard to make this dream come true one family whose life will change forever because of your contribution and support.
At Karma, we believe that our day-to-day actions have the power to effect positive change in the communities that we belong to and beyond. This philosophy is at the core of our approach to curating our fine crafts collections.
We focus on premium, fairly-traded, sustainable, handmade pieces crafted with the highest quality by artists from the U.S. and around the globe. Our selection of home décor, handmade jewelry, apparel, accessories, textiles, furniture, hand-painted ceramics, and art offers a unique blend of traditional techniques and modern sensibilities.
As a woman and family-owned business, we’re committed to celebrating the work and stories of artisans and craftswomen, and fostering interconnectedness among individuals and communities across the globe.
Lena Ladakh Pashmina
Lena Ladakh Pashmina is a women led startup which calls itself a “slow-textile label that crafts pashmina products in small batches, where each stage of textile production is carried by hand from spinning to dyeing to weaving.”
Established in 2016 by Sonam Angmo and Stanzin Minglak, the startup has two key objectives:
Making apparel in a distinctly Ladakhi manner from spinning with a willow spindle instead of a Charkha, plying with the same spindle, and hand-weaving to dyeing the yarns with locally-found herbs, while ensuring that revenue from the pashmina trade stays local.
A commitment towards putting into practice the dying traditional skill of making textiles by hand, while also providing a sustainable and dignified source of livelihood for women from these communities, who for generations have quietly kept these skills alive.