Sherpa Adventure Gear
When I was last in Kathmandu a friend wanted us to visit a store that sold Sherpa gear. At the time I hadn't heard about the brand but I wandered along through the hustle of the Thamel district and eventually we came to a very smart looking large multi floored building packed with clothing and accessories. It was a great place to browse around but, as much as the pleasant surroundings, I was struck by the innovative designs and quality of the clothing. As usually happens I spent far more than I'd intended!
I've been using the clothing pretty constantly ever since and it's been brilliant - but its also been finding out more about the company that has impressed me just as much. The Sherpas are undoubtedly the unsung heroes of the Everest region and linking an innovative brand with support systems to offer financial assistance and a better understanding of Sherpa culture is brilliant. Almost all the Sherpa range is produced in Kathmandu and money from each sale is donated to a variety of essential projects. Please support the Sherpa people and wear some great kit at the same time.
The prayer flag zipper pulls are very cool too :)
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