Earth Divas Hat

Earth Divas Fair Trade by Artisans of Nepal. Naturally Beautiful. Natural fiber clothing and accessories are carefully handcrafted in Nepal by working women's co-ops and small cottage-indusrty producers. The hemp plant grows wild in the remote western regions of Himalayan foothills. Here, the plant is harvested by hand, the fibers are softened in water and then seperated using the tooth-and-spindle method. The twine is then hand-woven into a fabric using a pit loom. Using this fabric cloth, Artisans in Kathmandu make each item using only scissors and sewing machines. Many items are blended with recycled silk from India and felted wool from New Zealand to create textures and color tones.