Find us on page 32 in the March issue of Minnesota Monthly or read the article Old Yak’s Cyber Bazaar online here!
We visit the Dolls4Tibet workshop in Dharamsala, northern India to take a look at their humble endeavors. With unique creations by Tibetan refugees and local Indians, their project aims to empower its artisans by training them in new skills and creating meaningful, income generating and enjoyable work opportunities within a homely and supportive environment. […]
Don’t miss our pop up sale in Minneapolis this weekend! We’ll be stocked with over 200 unique handcrafted designs for you to shop your heart out, fair trade style! Snacks and refreshments will be served along with huge discounts! We’ll be offering a whopping 50% super yak discount on all our repurposed vintage sari collection and […]
In the age of mass factory production, our clothes and textiles are woven without a thought by machines. But in this small fair trade workshop in Nepal, the traditional handloom is sustaining livelihoods as it has done for centuries. Take a look!
Want to get some chuckles from this year’s stocking stuffers? How about getting one of these Sooper Toilet Pooper Notepads? That’s a notepad in the form toilet paper made out of elephant poo, genius or what huh!
We traveled to Kathamndu a couple of months ago to document the painstaking process of how traditional silversmiths in Nepal make jewelry. We were amazed to find out that one pair of earrings can take up to a couple of hours to make from scratch. Check it out!
Seriously, why let it decompose over the course of a few hundred years when you can become the loving owner of our awesome upcycled products! This wallet for example is a fair trade product handcrafted in India.
After 5 exasperatingly sublime years in mother India, I’m finally heading back in the US to launch our new fair trade business. Bags packed, mind tuned and with the help of the rickshaw wallah (and my husband who so enthusiastically captured this image at 4am), I’m finally Minneapolis bound to start a new venture! Goodbye […]