In October 2017 we traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal and trained more than 40 people, primarily women, to make our 5D Brushes. Many of these individuals are at risk of exploitation. In Nepal, exploitation usually involves trafficking, which has several forms, with the most pervasive being sex trafficking (mostly female minors) and labor trafficking (mostly young men). One of the largest problems in Nepal is lack of employment. Sadly, this forces young women into dire situations, both in country and abroad. The number of women and children trafficked out of Nepal is estimated at 30,000 a year, or more than 80 people a day. Lack of employment also forces young men to seek work outside the country. It is estimated that 1,600 Nepali men leave their home every day, seeking work outside the country. This often turns into bonded labor in perilous working condition. Continue reading “Fair Flies – Quality Fly Tying Materials Made To Give New Hope”
Fly Tying Month has been a great month of knowledge, sharing ideas and a wonderful sense of community. We set out this month launching 4 different photo contests covering 4 very different themes but all coming together to celebrate the art of fly tying. This month we have seen some amazing behind the scenes photos of some of your fly tying benches and rooms, we have seen fish caught with flies you made, your favorite flies and fly boxes made representing hours and hours of time and money investing in building them. What a contest! Thank you everyone for taking the time to submit your photos and participate in our giveaway.
We also want to thank all our amazing brands that gave us gear that made this giveaway possible! Here are all our sponsors, Thank you! Umpqua Feather Merchants, Firehole Outdoors, Fair Flies, Wapsi, Dr. Slick, Loon Outdoors, Griffin Enterprises, Fishpond, Tacky & TyWheel.
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We had another great week during our Annual Fly Tying Month and our time is getting short. Another 6 daily winners picked and have now shipped out over $1300 in fly tying gear through our Daily Facebook Giveaways and saw even more great images roll in to our 4 different photo contests! We also saw lots of people finish their shopping lists of fly tying materials & tools to stock up and save up to 15% off during our sale! Here is what went down over this last week!
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We had a great 1st week and a half during our Annual Fly Tying Month. We gave away over $500 in fly tying gear through our Daily Facebook Giveaways and saw lots of great images roll in to our 4 different photo contests! We also saw lots of people start to stock up and save up to 15% off on all their favorite fly tying materials and tools during our sale! Click the link to stock up yourself! Sale good through March 31st, 2019. Here is what went down!
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