Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Great Tit
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Great Tit

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Great Tit

€6,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Blue Tit
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Blue Tit

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Blue Tit

€6,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Blue grape
Sjaal met Verhaal Blue grape

Sjaal met Verhaal Blue grape

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird Duck
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird Duck

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird Duck

€6,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt hanger Stork
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt hanger Stork

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt hanger Stork

€8,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Pendant Bee
Sjaal met Verhaal Pendant Bee

Sjaal met Verhaal Pendant Bee

€3,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Poppy
Sjaal met Verhaal Poppy

Sjaal met Verhaal Poppy

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Snowdrop
Sjaal met Verhaal Snowdrop

Sjaal met Verhaal Snowdrop

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Kingfisher
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Kingfisher

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Kingfisher

€6,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Robin
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Robin

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Robin

€6,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Crocus Orange
Sjaal met Verhaal Crocus Orange

Sjaal met Verhaal Crocus Orange

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Romy
Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Romy

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Romy

€8,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Crocus White
Sjaal met Verhaal Crocus White

Sjaal met Verhaal Crocus White

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Keychain Dachshund Mini
Sjaal met Verhaal Keychain Dachshund Mini

Sjaal met Verhaal Keychain Dachshund Mini

€4,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Flora
Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Flora

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Flora

€8,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Sparrow
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Sparrow

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Sparrow

€6,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Pien
Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Pien

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Pien

€8,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Spotted Woodpecker
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Spotted Woodpecker

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Spotted Woodpecker

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Garland Daisies
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Garland Daisies

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Garland Daisies

€15,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Lavender
Sjaal met Verhaal Lavender

Sjaal met Verhaal Lavender

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Garland Flag Multicolor
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Garland Flag Multicolor

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Garland Flag Multicolor

€13,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Olivia
Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Olivia

Sjaal met Verhaal Tulip Olivia

€8,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Jay
Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Jay

Sjaal met Verhaal Felt Bird: Jay

€7,95

Sjaal met Verhaal Craspedia Old Pink
Sjaal met Verhaal Craspedia Old Pink

Sjaal met Verhaal Craspedia Old Pink

€2,99

Sjaal met Verhaal at BijzonderMOOI*

 

Actually there are two stories; the story behind the products and the story about how the Scarf with Story company was created. Those two stories are intimately intertwined and the driving force behind the success they experience every day. A growing company here in the Netherlands with popular and unique products, a growing positive impact on the lives of hundreds of women in Nepal.

The story begins with Inge Hoogesteger, who first visited Nepal in 2013.

A visit to a children's home in Pokhara showed her that you don't have to have children yourself to be able to do something for a child.

Taking care of yourself and your children is not easy in a country where poverty reigns and care and education cannot be taken for granted. Despite the harsh conditions, the friendliness and hospitality of the people there prevails. Inge immediately felt at ease and wanted to do something. She bought a number of scarves to sell in the Netherlands. That meant income for the women who make the scarves and they would donate the proceeds to the children's home. Little did she know that this move would turn her life and the lives of hundreds of other women upside down.

A building was built, a whole team of enthusiastic employees was built and it was no longer just about scarves; rugs, coasters, jewellery, bags and all kinds of felt decorations were purchased. They all have something important in common: they are colourful, unique and handmade. And with the sale, Scarf with Story creates work for more than a thousand women in Nepal and Thailand. Being able to be economically independent has a huge positive impact on their lives and that of their children. This mission always comes first and that makes Scarf with Story a 'Social Enterprise': a company that does not aim to make profit, but sees it as a means to contribute to a better world.

However, it remains a challenge to work on the mission to create work for women in Nepal so that they can build an independent life. The developing country is not only ravaged by poverty, but also has many setbacks in the form of earthquakes, landslides, a plague of locusts and of course the crisis caused by Covid-19. When the national borders close, there is soon a serious shortage of food and medicines. The impact of any setback is huge. That is why it is all the more important to give the women there a stable base and to step in when disaster strikes the country.

Of course that support cannot exist without you, the people who buy these products. We decide together whether it will be a story with a happy ending.

On behalf of us and the hundreds of women in Nepal; thank you!