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https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/13/health/bhutan-gross-national-happiness-wellness/index.html

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While on the 2019 Textile Tour, Frank had dinner with Bhutan's Chencho Dorji - Bhutan's first native psychiatrist and medical professor at Khesar Gyalpo University. Check out the discussion they had on how SamSara Gear started and what SG's doing to help ED Recovery.          

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Frank Rapoport is on a tour of the Himalayan region with stops in Nepal and Bhutan. He's seeking organic, fair trade textiles, stunning fabrics and exclusive Bohemian clothing to bring back to the States. More importantly, he's there to connect with the amazing people in the region. 

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  In May 2019, we visited Bhutan as we did in February 2018. We visited with weavers throughout the country. Here are samples of the Yatha vests  The one vest we brought back to the US has received a tremendous amount of compliments. We hope it becomes the symbol of Eating Disorder Awareness and Recovery. We also acquired other products made from sheep and yak hair for  import. Items include coats, pocket books, shoulder bags, tablecloths, blankets and decorative Fabian for pillows and sofas.  ABOUT YATHA and The Kingdom:  For Bhutanese People, they consider Bumthang Yathra as the best woolen...

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While passing through towns and villages in Bhutan, we often came across Bhutanese men enjoying this sport. Archery became extremely popular during the late 1920’s and is now very much a part of everyday Bhutanese life.

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