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June Cashmere Trunk Show

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Date(s) - 10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018
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June Cashmere Trunk Show
October 26 and 27
Former Worthington resident, Sy Belohlavek, founded June Cashmere in 2016 with the goal of improving economic conditions for shepherd families in remote areas of Kyrgyzstan by producing high-quality cashmere yarn spun from the fiber of select native goats. By merging time-honored methods (seasonal grazing, flock management and combing rather than shearing fiber) with globalization tools (technology, outside fiber processors and world markets), June Cashmere delivers hand knitting and weaving yarns to an international market. The result is the recognition of Kyrgyzstan as a producer of world-class cashmere and the preservation of the traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle of Kyrgyz shepherds. Sy, his wife and five children now live in Kyrgyzstan.
June Cashmere believes that when a business deliberately aims to benefit everyone involved amazing things happen. They have lived out this mission by installing heating systems in multiple schools, and even a village government building. In these mountainous villages of Central Asia, winter is 6 months long and very cold, so having a heating system means that children are able to go to school and continue their education in winter.
This is more than just yarn!
Intertwined into each skein of yarn is a shepherd family living in Kyrgyzstan.
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