WITH A HISTORY STEEPED IN CULTURAL, POLITICAL, AND NATURAL DISASTER, WE ARE HERE TO SHOWCASE NEPAL'S ARTISAN CRAFT FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL
HEMP PRODUCTION IN NEPAL
- Each step represents processes that occur far from factory or conveyer belts, often in remote rural areas.
- Most hemp farmers are multi-generational.
- About 30 of 50+ districts in Nepal produce hemp.
- Common agricultural methods include companion planting with corn and/or sugar cane.
- Spanning the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains these natural fibres are free from chemical fertilizers and pesticides
SUNNY LIFE HAT PRODUCTION
- Hand harvested fibre
- Hand spun
- Hand loomed
- Hand crochet
- Hand dyed
- Hand cut to shape
- Stitched and finished via sowing machine
All of our Hemp comes from the mountainside. Once reaching the city, it is prepared for weaving.
Every step requires diligent hands. Crafters whose life's work contributes to the value of every piece of craft.
We are humbled to have the chance to create useful tools that we all can enjoy and feel good about.
- Is stronger, more durable, and stretches less than commonly used fibers
- Does not require chemical pesticides or fertilizers
- Is resistant to mold & bacteria (antimicrobial)
- Is resistant to UV light
- Requires 3x less water than other natural fibers
- Replenishes nutrients in its own soil, can go without rotation for two decades
- Produces 250% more fiber than cotton on the same land
- Biodegradable within a few weeks (cotton takes 2-5 months, spandex takes decades)