During the summer season Laura leads specialty Textile Tours in Tibet in collaboration with Norlha Textiles.
Norlha is incredible enterprise established by Kim Yeshi and Dechen Yeshi in Zorge Ritoma, a small village located on the Tibetan Plateau in the Gannan region of Gansu Province. Their products are deeply connected to the natural habitat & cultural history of the Tibetan region. The primary fiber, yak khullu, the dense downy under-coat of yak wool, is durable yet lusciously soft. They purchase the khullu from local nomads whose herding traditions on the high plateau date back hundreds of years. From the animal in the pasture, to the gifted hands of their artisans, every piece is a result of the rich heritage of the Tibetan Plateau. In a world where fast fashion dominates, they offer a product that will last a lifetime, to be shared with generations to come.