Training Bracelets - Sisters Under One Sky
Through Lotus Sky's Sisters Under One Sky training program in Kathmandu, Nepal, women who have become leaders within Lotus Sky guide and mentor local women who have signed up for beadwork classes with us!
Sisters Under One Sky is a rigorous program that entails the dedication of 4-6 full time weeks from our students. Additionally, Sisters Under One Sky is a platform for Lotus Sky women to spread their wings and emerge as community leaders, heading classes and training their students in everything from measuring, to using a crochet needle, to understanding patterns. Lotus Sky teachers are also peer mentors, providing help to their students as they set up bank accounts for the first time, make decisions about pursuing higher education, and evaluate options for their children.
All up and coming Lotus Sky women crochet bracelets while they are still in training. In order to support our Lotus Sky students as they are learning, they are paid for their work to ensure that they have the financial security to devote 4-6 weeks to regular daily training.
Some of the "training" bracelets we simply cut apart. Others, however, are fully crocheted and closed bracelets. We do not sell damaged bracelets. Rather, some training bracelets are a little looser or tighter than others. Some might have a small hiccup in the pattern, often unnoticeable to the lay eye.
We know that many people would love to wear these bracelets (we do!!) Even better, selling them helps us continue to fund our training programs, supporting both our teachers, students, and maintaining our studios!
When charities or fundraisers make use of these bracelets, it is a way to double their impact!
Lotus Sky bracelets have always been "bracelets with a purpose," but selling our training bracelets ensures that we can continue to bring opportunities to more and more women in the Boudhanath community in Kathmandu, Nepal.
We hope you love our creations!! : )
As pioneers in the "Know your Makers" movement, each and every Lotus Sky bracelet is carefully handcrafted by an official member of our all-woman team in Kathmandu, Nepal. This direct funnel from artisan to consumer connects you with the actual artisans behind your bracelets and means that money isn't wasted in the sales funnel on third party dealers or distributors.
We are 100% woman run and operated because we know that when women have access to reliable income in a healthy, sustainable, and supportive environment backed by sisterhood, they make economic decisions that result in empowered communities, increased educational opportunities for themselves and their children, and medical access. Their lives are transformed!
Each Lotus Sky roll on bracelet is crocheted on natural cotton thread and has a bit of give, much like a sweater. Our standard 7 inch bracelets will comfortably roll over the hand to fit effortlessly on the wrists of most women.
However, our goal is to make our arm candy accessible to everyone! If you would like a customized size, we will be more than happy to crochet it for you!
Simply write your size request in the "Special Instructions for Seller" in your cart at checkout, or contact us to start a custom order!
Lotus Sky ships worldwide!
Standard US shipping is FREE for $25+ orders and $3.50 under $25.
All Canada orders ship for a flat rate of $16.
All other countries ship for a flat rate of $12.
Free in studio pick-up is available within Kathmandu.