Designer meets Artisan

Based in Ladakh in the Himalayas as part of the UNESCO Designer meets Artisan program, our role was to improve the quality of local knitted handicrafts. Working with the local women we developed a range of knitted products which included hand knitted yaks ibex sheep and other animals native to the local region as well as hand warmers and socks using traditional patterns and natural yarns. The women have continued to develop these products and now sell them along tourist trekking routes in the region.