Laura Queening's connection with Nepal started over eight years ago when she taught English in a rural school in South Nepal for five months. Living with a local family, she soon became totally immersed in the Nepalese community.
Nepal was the natural choice of country for the manufacture of AURA QUE, because the political situation had hit the country hard, stunting most development. Through its work with the Nepal Fair Trade Group, AURA QUE aims to promote the organisation in the hope of encouraging more trade throughout the country.
With regards to design and creativity, Nepal has a great wealth of natural materials and traditional crafts, and the work of the Nepal Fair Trade Group ensures a great base for ethical production.