We are blown away by the grand celebrations our partner Kumbeshwar Technical School in Nepal held for World Fair Trade Day last week! KTS and their artisans make most of our beloved legwarmers, sweaters, and other knitwear items. Events were held for knitters to gather together, learn about the fair trade movement and showcase their expert knitting skills.
Knitting competition -- 96 knitters competed for the title of "fasted knitter" in four different stitch categories!
Design competition -- 200 home-based knitters participated in the design competition. Participants made 15cm x 15cm knitted swatches which were joined together to make a giant cushion cover. Beautiful!
Walk-a-thon -- On Saturday, Fair Trade Group Nepal (a large group of fair trade organizations in the country) organized a march from Jawalakhel to Patan Durbar Square, one of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Congratulations to KTS and members of Fair Trade Group Nepal for an extraordinary celebration and promotion of fair trade!