Miranda imports hand-crafted felt goods from Nepal. You might wonder how she arrived at finding these products and all the way from Nepal too!! The story goes that while she was living in Dubai, she had a friend who lived in Nepal; a mountaineering guide, taking people up Mount Everest. Her friend was heavily involved in raising funds for those affected by the earthquake. To help the communities recover from the earthquake, she put an advert on Facebook asking people to purchase goods from Nepal and she would act as the agent. Miranda saw this advert and instantly contacted her friend and that is how, happily, we now have the most beautiful felt goods available to us.
Some of the felt goods are hand-made by women in Katamandu. You might be mistaken for thinking they make the goods from felt they buy in, but they actually hand-make the felt themselves from locally sourced wool and then make the bags and other goods from it. Some of the felt products are made by women in an institute in Pokhara that is “for women shunned from society”.
Miranda, being a creative person herself, makes the drawstring play mats. She started making these after she had material left over from making bandanas for her son’s pirate party. She used the leftovers to make patchwork mats and her business has grown from there.