ON THE ISLANDS OF INDONESIA

AN IBU IS A WOMAN OF RESPECT

It is also a collection of luxurious garments and goods for the home handmade by women artisans around the world.
As they spin, dye, weave their stories in cloth, Ibu artisans craft more than beauty;
they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities.  They change futures.

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Ibulliance: Nothing Is Impossible

Growing up in the shadow of Mount Everest, Pasang wanted to be a mountaineer from an early age, though she had never really heard of another woman doing so. She loved the mountains, that was all. Her parents died by the time she was 15, leaving a 6 year old sister for her to raise. She decided, somehow, in those circumstances, nothing is impossible.  

At the age of 23, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita became the first first woman mountaineering instructor in Nepal. She became the first Nepali woman to climb Mount Everest and return alive. 

Pasang longed to take on the impossibly challenging K2, her lifelong dream, which she conquered in 2014 at the age of 30.

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