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Our products are thoughtfully designed in Colorado, and lovingly handmade by artisans in Nepal.
We use locally sourced, natural materials and traditional skills that have existed and has been passed down through generations. Creating ethical employment opportunities and a safe environment where each employee is treated with dignity and respect is integral to our philosophy. We are committed to making the change we want to see in this world.
We take pride in making beautiful, high quality products and gifts that can be treasured and used season after season.We believe in slow, sustainable fashion, and therefore focus on creating pieces that are timeless.
WORKING WITH FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES
Pine Sky Studio works with over 250 women artisans in Nepal to hand knit our products.We ensure healthy and safe work enviroments and payment of premium wages.Our knitters earnings exceed the local average income of Nepal. Our mission is to create stylish and timeless winter accessories by employing women artisans, cause we believe in transformative impact of economically empowered women.
FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS
We provide our employees the opportunity to work from their home and the freedom to set their own work hours.
We are committed to sharing a portion of yearly profits with all the employees. A profitable business is a sustainable one
MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Pine Sky Studios products are all handmade with a very small Carbon Footprint. We use natural materials; mostly wool - which is not only durable but also biodegradable and recyclable! Our wool is sourced locally both to support local skill sets and to reduce our overall carbon footprint. Dyeing is one of the biggest pollutants in Fashion Industry. Our dyeing partner uses only approved AZO-free dye and a state of the art filtering system for waste water treatment.
Meet the Founders:
Lauren is a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, currently living in Colorado - and is a natural fiber fanatic and obsessive maker.
Karma is a powerhouse of organization and production.She is passionate about craft and about supporting small-scale artisans to earn a dignified living through doing what they do best. She heads up our sampling and production in Kathmandu and keeps us charging forward.
Photography by Amy Siemel