By introducing new techniques for the processing of the fleece from the Lahauli Sheep and other breeds from Himachal Pradesh, Skupniewicz is adding value to the lives of the pastoral communities who keep these sheep. Knitting wool commands a higher premium as a raw material. Using his skill as a master knitter and inspired by the imagery of the Pachhedi he is also creating new products for the women to produce thereby enabling them to transform their lives..