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Spotlight on sustainable fashion and housewares in Nepal

Check out these Good Market approved social enterprises, cooperatives, and responsible businesses that produce sustainable and ethical fashion, and housewares in Nepal. ❤️ 

 

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Apparel & Housewares

AAMO by Aayusha Shrestha

Kathmandu, Nepal

AAMO by Aayusha Shrestha specializes in jewelry and accessories that are handmade by local artisans in the old city of Kathmandu. Their mission is to help these artisans sustain their livelihoods and ensure that their traditional skills are …

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Aji's

Lalitpur, Nepal

Aji’s mission is to support the elderly community in Nepal to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge. Many elderly people feel lonely, isolated, and overlooked. Aji’s calls on the younger generation …

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Battiayo

Kathmandu, Nepal

Battiayo is a social enterprise that works with marginalized groups in Nepal to create unique handcrafted bags, jewelry, and accessories that combine traditional techniques with modern designs. They offer sustainable income opportunities, skills …

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Bottles to Beads

Lalitpur, Nepal

Bottles to Beads is an ethical business that trains and employs village women in Nepal to produce recycled glass beads and jewelry from broken windows and discarded glass bottles that litter cities and mountain tracks and are a hazard to people …

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Dochaa

Kathmandu, Nepal

Dochaa specializes in handmade shoes that celebrate Nepali culture and benefit Nepali artisans. Their Buna line uses handwoven Dhaka fabric, Mang uses Syama fabric which is woven and worn by Tamang communities, and Nakha uses …

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HattiHatti Nepal

Lalitpur, Nepal

HattiHatti recycles fabric waste into fashionable clothing and accessories and empowers women from marginalized communities in Nepal. The women have the opportunity to complete their primary education through weekly classes, learn …

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Higher Ground Nepal

Lalitpur, Nepal

Higher Ground is a social enterprise that serves youth and women from underprivileged communities in Nepal who are at risk of abuse, exploitation and human trafficking. They support community transformation through awareness, counselling …

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Kokroma

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kokroma aims to revive traditional Nepali infant clothing and indigenous knowledge regarding baby care with a contemporary design aesthetic. The Kokro Basket is a maternity pack modeled after the Finnish Baby Box. The handwoven …

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Kolpa

Lalitpur, Nepal

Kolpa is a social enterprise that works with communities in Nepal to create handcrafted accessories and housewares made with local materials and traditional techniques. Popular products include Himalayan wild nettle (allo) and hemp bags …

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Kopila Valley Women's Co-operative (KVWC)

Birendranagar, Nepal

Kopila Valley Women’s Co-operative (KVWC) aims to empower women of the Surkhet Valley to become strong and independent businesswomen. The cooperative emerged out of the Kopila Valley Women’s Center, which was started in …

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Local Women's Handicrafts

Kathmandu, Nepal

Local Women’s Handicrafts (LWH) is a fair trade women’s collective that creates unique ethical fashion and housewares. The founder worked as a child laborer in a Nepali sweatshop and started LWH in 2008 when she was still a teenager. Today … 

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Mahaguthi

Lalitpur, Nepal

Mahaguthi Craft with Conscience is a fair trade organization that serves more than 1,000 Nepali artisans with more than half coming from remote and mountainous areas. They have two outlets in the Kathmandu Valley and export clothing … 

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Maya Handicrafts Jewelry

Kathmandu, Nepal

Maya Handicrafts Jewelry was started to help sustain the livelihoods of traditional silversmiths in Nepal and ensure that their skills, techniques, and designs are passed down to future generations. Each of their silver jewelry pieces is meticulously …

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Paila

Lisankhu, Nepal

Paila creates thoughtfully designed shoes, sandals, slippers, and handbags from traditional Nepali handloom fabrics and environmentally responsible materials. They are committed to local sourcing, energy efficiency, and fair trade practices …

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Pia

Lalitpur, Nepal

Pia works with artisans in Nepal to produce contemporary multicultural home decor and accessories with traditional skills. They aim to increase local appreciation for products that are handcrafted in Nepal. The collection includes hand-hammered …

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SABAH

Kathmandu, Nepal

SABAH, the SAARC Business Association of Home Based Workers, is a social business organization that is owned and operated by more than 3,500 socially and economically marginalized women across Nepal. SABAH strengthens the livelihoods of …

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Shakti Milan

Kathmandu, Nepal

Shakti Milan, which means “the power of coming together,” is a women-led social enterprise that focuses on the economic empowerment of marginalized women in Kathmandu and eastern Nepal. They specialize in bags, accessories, and …

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Stemp

Lalitpur, Nepal

Stemp is an ethical and sustainable fashion company that is based in New York City with factories and outlets in Kathmandu, Nepal. They create contemporary clothing and accessories from hemp, a resilient natural plant that produces double the …

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Timro

Lalitpur, Nepal

Timro provides a common platform for local artisans, designers, and entrepreneurs in Nepal. By fostering cooperation between brands and facilitating market access and opportunities, they hope to stimulate innovation, reduce the migration …

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Tyre Treasures

Lalitpur, Nepal

Tyre Treasures is a green enterprise that reduces pollution and the improper disposal of non-biodegradable waste by upcycling tires into well-designed indoor and outdoor furniture, pet beds, urban gardening installations, and home decor …

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