FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 22 February - 7 March 2021
A special offer for three of our special jackets
We may be a month away from winter yet, but it’s definitely getting colder and Christmas is very rapidly approaching. Time to break out the hat and gloves and what better way to do that than with a Black Yak fair trade, hand knitted wool hat and gloves combo?
Autumn is here and its time to put the shorts away and dig out the woollens. Working from home is great but it does mean that we have to pay for the heating, not the office. We don’t lose 30% of body heat through the head as the US military thought in the ‘50s, but we do lose between 7 and 10%. That’s still a lot and makes investing in a good wool hat a very good idea. Wool is the ultimate insulator and is one of the most breathable fibres around. After all, it kept polar explorers and mountain climbers warm and safe from frostbite long before synthetic fabrics were invented. It’s been keeping sheep warm for quite some time as well.
As with the rest of the world, it seems that Covid is getting worse in Nepal. They have now had 55,329 cases and 360 deaths. The authorities have had to ease some restrictions after the ‘business community and wage earners complained of financial hardship’. I guess that they are having to balance civil unrest with public health just as we are in this country. Now shops can only open on certain days depending upon what they are selling and transport is allowed on the roads with an odd/even number plate system.
Well, we are back at work in Nepal and taking all the covid-19 safety measures that we can. Temperature taking, sterilising the workplace, hand sanitiser, washing – in fact just about the lot!