We’ll admit we can get caught up in the fast fashion world. We sometimes overlook an important aspect of our clothing when indulging in some retail therapy, and it’s about time we pay more attention! Finding ethically-sourced, socially-responsible threads should be of utmost importance when we decide to splash the cash, which is why we were so happy to come across SHOKAY!
SHOKAY is a unique brand that really focuses on using responsibly-sourced materials to create beautiful, premium designs using yak down. Yep, that’s right – yak down! Local communities of Tibetan herders comb this super soft fabric off the yaks, and the incredible thing is that you can actually trace which herd the materials in your item have come from. And now’s your chance to experience first hand the traceable supply chain with their one-of-a-kind Qinghai Discovery Expedition this summer!
If you love travelling and fashion, then this is one unforgettable experience that you can’t miss. Escape with SHOKAY to Qinghai where you’ll get to see the Tibetan yak herding communities first hand and stay in traditional tents with them in the lush Himalayan countryside. You’ll actually get to see what goes into your clothes in the purest form, all while enjoying the cultural traditions of the Tibetan people. Learn how to spin yarn from yak down, find out more about textile production, visit the historic Kumbum monastery and engage with the non-profit organisations and social enterprises making this happen! Find out more about the expedition here.
The Qinghai Discovery Expedition runs from Wednesday, 15 July – Monday, 20 July, 2015, and is valued at $12,500 all exclusive upon arrival to Xingning.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for travel and fashion-loving Sassy ladies! We’re giving one very lucky reader the chance to win a spot on this incredible expedition, where you’ll immerse yourself in the local community of the Tibetan region of Qinghai. Learn more about SHOKAY at its roots and see for yourself how sustainable fashion works. Simply enter your details into the form below for your chance to win a place on this unforgettable trip! If you win, you’ll be sent the full itinerary and details. Good luck!