The wholesaler behind this product has been working with artisans in Nepal since 1984.. They import directly from small cottage industries in Nepal, including development projects working to improve the lives of Tibetan refugees and women. Their goal has always been to support work that enhances people's lives and traditions. They work directly with the producers as a team, expanding each other's talents and ideas. The artisans are highly skilled and are rewarded accordingly. Part of the proceeds from each sale supports the Baseri Health Clinic in Baseri, Nepal.