The world-famous hand-knit Kirtipur Sweater

Hello Tilley Vancouver friends,

Jeff and I are very excited to announce the arrival of the fall line from Sherpa Adventure Gear. A complement to the travel clothing brands we carry, products from this brand are timeless, easy to care for, offer sun protection, mix and match well, and are ethically made.

The foundation of Sherpa is the Kirtipur Sweater. Hand knit in the village of Kirtipur, Nepal, over seven days, these sweaters unique and beautiful. Click here to watch an interview of the knitting team at Sherpa.

One of my favourite things about this brand is that they give back to the community where the started. Founded in May 2003 by Tashi Sherpa, as a living memorial to the unsung heroes of Mt. Everest, Sherpa Adventure Gear supports the children of Nepal through providing education scholarships, and is working toward building new schools in villages. Click here to watch an interview with the Sherpa Adventure Gear Fund Students.

For hundreds of years, Sherpas have searched for the most beautiful ways to stay warm, dry and comfortable in the highest mountains on earth. So today, naturally, we embrace the latest technical materials and designs, and we test our gear in the Himalayas for your greater well-being, we also weave into every garment a rich heritage of time-honored beliefs and humility. It is an odyssey of the heart.

We look forward to showing you these products on your next visit to our store.

Regards,

Nikki Tilley

 

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