Bhutanese Women Continue to have Success with Craft Sales
On March 15th, several Bhutanese women came together to sell handmade products during the Open House at the Suburban Washington Resettlement Center. Collectively, the women had made over 100 items. They sold $228 worth of items. The woman made hats, scarves, baby clothes, and other knitted items. One woman even made beaded necklaces. The women have been involved in a sewing group that was created within the Bhutanese Community Program (BCP) at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Over the last year, yarn and sewing materials were donated to the Bhutanese women to provide them with startup materials. Using techniques the women learned in Nepal and Bhutan, they knitted a variety of products.
Photo taken by David Choy
The women intend to continue to develop their skills and create new products. Therefore, any donations (yarn, sewing needles, looms, etc.) that you can provide are still greatly appreciated. For more information about donating items, or to make your donation today, please contact Erica Marcus at Erica.Marcus@rescue.org with Bhutanese Women's Sewing Project in the subject line. All knitting/sewing/crocheting donations can be sent to the following address:
International Rescue Committee
c/o Bhutanese Community Program
8719 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910