We are thrilled to be the first fashion from Bhutan and to offer these amazing vests.
Hand loomed from Himalayan Sheep Wool, our vests are colorful, tough, and project a spiritual quality. Dress up with skirt, dress or pants, or simply wear with your jeans.
Did someone say warm ? Yes ,quite warm and suggest in winter wearing with sweater or under a parka.The compliments will be endless .
Bhutan is the only carbon neutral country in the world. Geography like Switzerland and Vermont with endless mountains and valleys. Some say the last Shangri La on Earth. A one hour flight across Mt Everest from Kathmandu, Nepal.
The people of Bhutan have been weaving, plant dying and hand looming this sheep wool , called yathra , for 1000 years. Only in 2018, after our first visit to Bhutan, did we learn yathra had not been made available outside the Himalayas . We also learned some of the wool is imported from India and not organic . It is much cheaper than pure Bhutanese yathra wool and our weavers in Bhutan still do all the weaving.
We accepted the challenge to bring these vests to North America and soon worldwide. We will be designing the vests outside Philadelphia , the home of Samsara Gear, and let our weavers and tailors in Bhutan follow our patterns. We have kept it simple for now - only two shade patterns: one white with multi colorful bands , and the other dark green and blue with white, orange, red and yellow bands throughout. Some vests close with zippers and others with wooden buttons and fabric clasp loops. We will diversify and offer other color mixes as we hear from YOU !
Here is a sizing chart for Women:
Thickness of Fabric composition.