By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
Handcrafted by silversmiths and artisans in the Old City of Sana’a, these lanterns combine carefully-sculpted brass, delicate fabrics, vibrant stones and light to create dazzling patterns. Our Little Sun Diamond solar lamps power each lantern with safe, clean renewable energy. Enjoy the soft, cheerful light of the lantern in your home or garden, while helping to bring income back into a creative industry that was halted by conflict.
About Our Partners in Yemen: warfair, based in Denmark, aims to connect conflict-affected countries with companies, distributors and other partners within the EU so that money can flow back into local economies that need it. warfair also ensures the quality, working conditions, and transparency in the trade of these goods. The people behind The Yemen Journey have been creating successful businesses in Yemen since 2012, each with a focus on sustainability and positive social impact. They source unique regional items in order to share the beauty of Yemen.
Watch this video to see how the lanterns are made: