Kathmandu x SisterWorks: Waste Reduction Program

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Kathmandu x SisterWorks: Waste Reduction Program

SisterWorks and Kathmandu have partnered in a waste reduction project that brings together our shared values of sustainability and empowering local communities.

As a designer of adventure gear and apparel for over 30 years, Kathmandu is committed to maintaining the highest standards of sustainability to protect the environment, and empower communities across the world. Their efforts include using 100% sustainable cotton, harnessing solar energy, saving water by using solution-dyed polyester, and demonstrating work-place inclusivity and diversity. 

Advertising banners often go to landfills when the marketing campaign is over. Seeking to reduce waste, Kathmandu and SisterWorks teamed up to find a creative solution in recycling the banners. Our teams decided on upcycling the banners into eco-friendly and stylish tote bags.

Kathmandu has engaged five Sisters in the project, Ada, Claudia, Anita, Co Thuy, and Amira. This upcycling project has given our Sisters the chance to learn product design, new practical sewing skills, and to earn an income.  

Each tote bag is as unique and individual as the Sister who made it! Each environmentally conscious purchase of these tote bags is a statement of supporting the disadvantaged migrant women in our community.   

SisterWorks is delighted to have worked with Kathmandu to realise our collective goals! 

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