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Pashom is a Fair Trade focussed business based in Sydney, Australia and is owned and operated by Fiona Chadwick and Scott Goddard. It was established in 2002 whilst Fiona was living and working as a volunteer teacher in Pokhara, Nepal. Apart from forming a close affinity with the country and its people, she was captivated by the beauty and quality of the products made by local cottage industries – especially the Fair Trade and ethical/sustainable businesses run by some very industrious and inspiring Nepalese women.
Aren’t these felt backpacks adorable?! They have pockets along the front that hold finger puppet toys, so your little one always has something to keep amused with!
These felt bags are as sturdy as they are cute, so they will hold up to all the play they inspire!
Pashom’s gorgeous range are made exclusively by a women’s co-operative in Kathmandu that employs over 80 women full-time and provides them with vocational skills enabling them to support their families. They are incredibly skilled in the art of felting, which is an intricate process of lathering wool and hot soapy water together and through moisture, heat and friction a unique and beautiful product is created. The wool is imported from New Zealand and is hand-dyed in Nepal using ecologically approved dyes. As there is little local demand for felt, this co-operative and its employees rely solely upon export for their livelihoods, so we are delighted to be able to contribute to their sustainability.
Little purses and pouches make great gifts for toddlers – working the zips is good for fine motor skills and isn’t it fun to find treasure in little zipped pouches?
Take a look at our new collection of fabulous drawstring bags! These are just the right size for toting books, shoes, and kindy laundry around.
Home made by the talented Ania, these drawstring bags come in such an amazing range of fabrics. You will find a bag perfect for you, or your little one.
Australian Bush Handbag
I made this bag over the holidays…. many days spent relaxing at our shack in Tolmie… surrrounded by tall gums, roos, wombats, parrots, black cockies, all manner of lizards and echidnas. The colours reflect the environment.
My son Harry whittled the handles for me, rather special!
There is something quite calming about crocheting a project like this….just going around and around!