Website open, tea being drunk and enquiries being answered. Deliveries are still taking place.
Meet the people behind the brand who help produce Black Yak……so they can also ‘Be an Individual’. In one of the first of our people stories we would like to introduce you to Rupa!
Rupa is head of the finishing department, which is a very demanding and important role. She has worked with us for more than 8 years and intends to spend the rest of her working life with Black Yak. Before she worked with us Rupa did not have regular work, doing ‘piece work’ knitting.
We should like to introduce you to Anita.
Anita is always great fun and is our chief quality control knitter.
She has been working with us since 2004 with a two year break in the middle to marry Suman Lama and to have her son, Aashushen. He is now a wonderful happy seven years old and is class two in school. Black Yak is paying for his schooling.
Meet Prem Magar - a very important member of our team.
Prem is 36 years old and after three years of school he started work in a rice mill.
Rice mills are extremely hard physical work with a less than stellar safety record. It was not guaranteed work and he only got paid when they needed some extra muscle. He filled in by dish washing in people’s houses.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the appalling earthquake that hit Nepal on the 25th of April 2015, killing about 9000 people, injuring more than 20,000 and rendering about 500,000 homeless.
Meet the people behind the brand who help produce Black Yak……so they can also ‘Be an Individual’.
In the first of our people stories and to also celebrate Fair Trade fortnight's ‘She deserves a living income’, we would like to introduce you to Rupa!