We have partnered with some amazing new projects from around the Globe this Fall season to bring ethical and artisanal findings to your doorstep. BajaTiki now has Cashmere scarfs in from Nepal and beautiful handtooled leather bags from Chiapas, Mexico.
Nepal/Tibetan Himalayan cashmere is renowned as some of the softest cashmere in the world. Cashmere is extremely light and luxuriously soft yet keeps you extremely warm. Cashmere comes from the softest undercoat of a goat and it takes an average of three goats wool to make one scarf!
All of our cashmere scarves and throws are handloomed in Pokhara Nepal by blind, deaf, or disabled weavers. We partner with a local non-profit organization that provides them with the tools, training, and support necessary to become independent through weaving. In Nepal, the disabled are discriminated against in mainstream society. They have little or no opportunities for work. Weaving allows them to enjoy an independent life, increases their self-esteem and also improves the way they are treated by their family. The organization further gives back to the disabled community by donating white canes, hearing aids and wheel-chairs, providing food, medicine and essential goods for aged-care homes, helping the poor and distributing relief to earthquake and landslide victims.
Creating fair wages jobs – check!
- Handcrafted in Chiapas, Mexico helping to create employment for talented leatherworkers in the region
- Each embossing details is completely unique, an expression of creativity for the artisan
Visit the boutique to see all of the fun finds for Fall, this week enjoy browsing our newest glass lampwork beads – handmade art glass for jewelry design, a new line of vegan and all natural lipstick and lipliner, new earrings and bangles in our Fine Gold Jewelry Collection ( did you know – Gold promotes healthy blood flow, which has an array of health benefits related to a strengthened immune system and added protection against contagious diseases. Another health benefit you get just by wearing your favorite gold jewelry is reduced swelling. Gold is widely renowned as an anti-inflammatory agent. )… and so many new jackets, denim, kaftans, dresses, boots … oh! And essential oils and aromatherapy finds in our new Aroma Shop. See you there.