It takes a woman 22 days to knit this throw. It is knitted by hand on sticks, and it has in many ways become a symbol of the ultimate product at care by me. It is true craftsmanship. It is made of the finest quality. This throw carries several stories. Stories as was told by women during the time it was made. The story about a woman from the mountains, who was empowered and can provide for herself and her children. The story about: If we choose to design with a demand of quality, real craftsmanship and social responsibility, we can we improve life and make products that lasts a lifetime.
I do not expect this plaid become our bestseller. I do not expect you to buy it. I just want to share with you, my appreciation of this unique product that I now have a beautiful picture of.
Regards Camilla – care by me
We are more than ready to start off the weekend , we started a bit already with home baked rue buns with chocolate . Now we cross our fingers that there will be plenty of sun and that it will be possible to enjoy a few hours on the patio – preferably with our brand new quilts in organic cotton with hand-sewn stitching. Last week we discovered the anemones in the woods and when we go out to pick more, the Jessica turtleneck in 50% cashmere and 50% wool is the perfect choice to keep us warm in the woods.
When we were in Kathmandu in January , we met a wonderful man who ran an inspiring project. He opened a few shops in Kathmandu which could hold an orphanage self-sufficient and give young people an opportunity to try out work in the service profession . It was very inspiring. One of the products he sold is the tea you see on the collage above. The box and tea is both Nepali produced , and an amount of the profits from the sale of the tea goes to the orphanage. So we bought a stock to bring to Denmark and all of next week we will put in a tea for shipments of 280$ and up. So you buy one or more of our products and receive a tea with supports the orphanage in Kathmandu, through care by me. You will as always also support the social sustainable projects of care by me.
See if there is something that could tempt you here: http://carebyme.dk/gb/category/collection-6/
We just received new spring’s goodies, and one is this pink cashmere/bamboo blouse. – It is a bit transparent which will look amazing with sun kissed skin.
Today we have received our new bags made from Nepali handmade paper, they are SO beautiful and I just love that they are sustainable and fits our handmade scarfs 🙂
It’s SO long since I posted last time – we have been in Kathmandu, and we have made new brand pictures and are selling these great styles to shops now 🙂
On the picture you see our organic bedding from India – and our handmade throws in cashmere from Nepal – all made in a social sustainable way – I’m SO proud 🙂
…but I need to update just a little – so here we go:
At the care by me design studio we have worked on Christmas for the past 2 weeks now – to be sure we can deliver great packages and experience for our customers. We really hope that our great products will be on a LOT of wish-lists this Christmas as that is equal more jobs for the women we work with in Kathmandu. Check out our webshop here – fortunally several women already did their Christmas shopping and we have send special presents all over the world – THANK you<3 /Camilla
We LOVE christmas and we always have to many ideas of things we need to do. If you need a little inspiration you can check out our Pinterest boards – this is where we collect most of our inspiration:
I’m So happy!
Last week our project in Kathmandu got approved as a development project from Danida (A part of Danish foreign ministry ) The objective of Danida Business Partnerships is to create jobs, strengthen competitiveness and promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) in developing countries – This is a great recognition of the work we have done the last two years, and it means in practice that we will get financial and human support to continue the work we have started. It is truly a great help, and i’m so happy and honered – and I will do my very best to create more education and good working conditions for both young and elderly women in the future.
Besides this great news we also attended TWO events this weekend:
We were invited to the Blickfang Copenghagen exhibition – it was a great honor to be part of this event – celebrating new designers 🙂 Heres is what Blickfang writes about the event:
“Discovering innovative labels, meeting over 200 designers in person, sampling products, trying on outfits and best of all, buying them directly on the spot. blickfang showcases furniture, jewellery and fashion from the young and international design scene, apart from mass goods and mass production. The designers are present and can answer questions and offer products that style up our life and make it more beautiful.”
At the same time Janet Bray Attwood NY Times bestselling co-author of The Passion Test, wearing, and talking very positive about care by me another place in Copenhagen, at the ELEVATE2013 – i’m SO grateful to her, and so sorry I was not there to thank her in person – I need to write a letter! It makes such a big difference for a small sustainable brand like ours that woman cares – and finds passion about helping and supporting!
In addition to the above great news we are busy with Christmass – and i look forward to share some of our pictures very soon!
– best wishes Camilla
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