Janet and Kevin at Gourangaoo
Welcome to Gourangaoo Clothing Emplorium. Our name is derived from the Buddhist mantra "Gouranga"which means "Be Happy". We like to think our colourful hand knitted jacket, jumper, top, hoody and shirt designs bring joy to the people who wear the knitted jackets and coats. "Hippy Clothes for Happy People" - that is our motto!
Our individually fairly traded hand knitted jumpers, sweaters jackets and pullovers are designed by ourselves, are made from green ethical wool and 100% natural cotton materials in the KathmanduValley where we have a close network of good Nepalese friends working with us to create our ethnic hippy tops, hoodies, jumpers and jacket clothing.With a wide variety of wool bearing animals existing in Nepal, woolen clothing items such as handknitted fleece lined jackets, sweaters, jumpers, hats etc have traditionally played an important part of everyday life. Today high quality 100% sheep wool from NZ or the Himalyan snow clad part of the kingdom are used to create beautiful knitwear sweaters, jumpers, fleece lined jackets, ranch ponchos, shawls, animal hats, woolen scarves,wool gloves, and mittens.
The women of Nepal make our warm handcrafted knitwear and colourful rainbow hippie cotton clothing tops and fleece lined hoodies based on both traditional Nepalese and classic western styles and are available in a beautiful range of fashionable rainbow colours, sizes and designs Our fashionable retro 60's and 70's era brightly coloured rainbow hippy and tie dye cotton ladies summer hippie boho tops and unique handcrafted unusual ethnic hippy gifts are designed by us and created by our skilled team in Kathmandu. The are guaranteed to bring out the gypsy in you!
We ensure all our clothing is made by ethical means We annually visit our suppliers, and dear friends, who have a small workshop in their family garden and employ a small team of crafts persons,both male and female there. They are given regular breaks throughout the day for meals etc and are paid a higher than average wage ensuring a good standard of living for them. They are given holidays from work to visit family at all festival times (which are very frequent in the Nepali Calendar) and ABSOLUTELY NO child labour is used.
Although we carry certain stock lines we can have your own hand knitted and hand crafted designs incorporated into the fleece lined jackets, wool jumpers, cotton tops and hoodies. Simply send your jacket, sweater, jumper or hoody ideas to us. Due to the extra time and work incurred by our team of knitters the cost would be more depending on the complexity of the details involved. We also have a well respected made to measure option online for hoodies, jumpers, tops sweaters, pullovers, jackets and tops made to your own specifications. We hope you enjoy looking around our website, and Happy Shopping!
We now have shipping facilities for international customers outside the UK. Please choose your shipping option at checkout.