Everest DesignsEverest Designs is a small, family owned and operated company. Founders and owners Matt and Choti Skousen are committed to the well-being of the communities they grew up and continue to live in. Choti was born and raised in the mountains of Nepal with her Sherpa family. Matt was born and raised in Missoula, Montana where current U.S. warehouse operations occur.
Everest Designs works directly with the artisans of Nepal to produce high quality knitwear. Choti has been an invaluable resource in this process as a native who can speak many dialects with the people in the area. People are the most important part of what we do. We value the people who carefully and skillfully create each item in our catalog by hand. We offer them fair trade wages in return for their beautiful works. We hope to provide a better life for them while creating a one of a kind product for our customers. Together, we are creating a hand-made item that is unique in our mass-produced world and embracing the people and communities where they are made.
We aim to create styles and craftsmanship that lasts a lifetime. Women's knitting cooperatives working in our facilities, in small village groups, or even at home bring to life the warmth and beauty only found in natural wool. Wool, if properly taken care of, has the potential to last a hundred years or more. As a bonus, wool is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and can always be recycled and reused.