Anyone who is lucky enough to have visited the Himalayas with be familiar with the tarcho, or Tibetan prayer flags that are such an iconic piece of local culture. These colourful squares of cloth are often found strung along mountain ridges and high peaks, where Tibetans believe that their prayers and mantras will be blown by the winds to spread goodwill and compassion. This classic long-sleeved tee from Sherpa Adventure Gear bears a prayer flag motif to help you show your appreciation for Tibet’s unique and rich mountain culture. It’s made from organic cotton with a classic crew neck that incorporates inner rear taping to stop the neck stretching out when you pull it on, day after day
Sherpas are the unsung heroes of Himalayan expeditions. It is the Sherpas who establish the climbers’ camps, carry the loads and set the fixed ropes to the summit. Sherpa Adventure Gear was established in 2003 to pay tribute to these high-altitude heroes. But it is more than just a brand name. This is high-quality outdoor and lifestyle clothing with authentic Himalayan heritage. The company is entirely Sherpa-owned, with firm roots in Nepal, where the overwhelming majority of its products are all designed, developed and manufactured – providing local training and employment for hundreds of people. In addition, the brand is committed to educating the next generation of Nepal’s children – by building libraries and renovating classrooms, training teachers and school staff, and developing and distributing schoolbooks and resources. In fact, every bit of Sherpa gear you buy funds a school day for a child in Nepal. So, this is not just beautifully made stuff, it’s also kit with a conscience. Namaste.