Updated: Aug 24, 2019
(This Product was sent to me for review)
Let me just start by saying that this is possibly one of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery that I now own and I am ever thankful for Nepal Design for allowing me to review this piece and to share not only my love of handmade jewellery but that of companies dedicated to making a difference and enriching other people's lives.
This cuff bracelet is one of the most meaningful pieces that I now own. The thought that a piece of jewellery I am wearing supports the craftsmanship and lives of people from the other side of the world is more rewarding than going and buying something that was mass produced and dropped off an assembly line.
I found it so comfortable to wear that have even fell asleep forgetting that I was still wearing it. Its just so well made, with its sturdy fabric covered cuff frame, layered with rows of vibrant beading and the exposed stitching on the sides, it is truly an exquisite piece. Wearing this bracelet I have not experienced the discomfort that I have with other bracelet cuffs.
Other bracelets I have worn either bend or break really easy, I have to take them off after a few hours because it feels as if the metal is rubbing and irritating my skin or others have become rather annoying when the metal heats up and makes your arm all sweaty.
I am really happy with this bracelet cuff, it combines great quality with a great price and being able to support the people of Nepal while looking beautiful is worth every penny. I highly recommend Nepal Design to anyone looking for quality handmade clothing, jewellery and accessories.
Nepal Design was started by the Sandra Lawton and her sister, who had lived in Nepal for eight years. In 2014, the Irish born Lawton sisters, started the company as a way to help the Nepalese people export their crafts, running an open door policy with their suppliers to ensure that everyone is happy and the working conditions are good.
'Our personal connection to Nepal, through family, means the ties are even stronger for us. Through this we have a strong connection to the community and our suppliers whom we visit regularly. Expanding that connection with the creation of Nepal Design seemed like a natural fit for us.'
All of their products are handmade and of the finest quality, all of the t-shirts are available in hemp, cotton bamboo and the designs created by local artists. The cashmere scarves are hand loomed, dyed and the jewellery is made by the women living in the Kathmandu Valley who create pieces to sell to supplement their family income. Nepal Design also donates 10% of all sales towards the Himalayan Trust.
The Himalayan Trust
The Himalayan Trust was founded by New Zealand born explorer and philanthropist, Sir Edmund Hillary in 1989. After Sir Edmund was on an Expedition to the summit of Mount Everest in 1960 with the help of the sherpas Tenzing Norgay. Sir Edmund was so enriched by the people of Nepal that he decided he wanted to give something back.
At a high camp one night Sir Edmund asked Sirdar Urkien, 'What, above all, would he like for his children and the Sherpa people' to which he relied he wanted a school in his village of Khumjung. In 1961, Sir Edmund returned and built the first school in Khumjung, which sowed the seed of the Himalayan Trust as many schools followed, 26 in fact. The trust to this day works to improve health, education and general well being of the people living in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal. If you want to learn more about the Himalayan Trust please check out their site: http://himalayantrust.org
Thank you Sandra, Nepal Design & Staff