I live in a small Canadian town in the Rocky Mountains and I recently found my wildest dreams coming true when I spent a week teaching knitting in Kathmandu, Nepal. I design knitted hats for a locally run company, Ambler Hats. Their Himalayan line of hats are all hand knit in Nepal through a company called Everest Fashions who manufacture wholesale hats, as well as tons of other knit, crochet and felted items for many customers around the world. They employ local women in surrounding villages to work from home, making extra money for their families while still being able to care for their households and children. The company is over 90% females.