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  • Showcasing the Best of Nepal

    Evangeline NEVE

    Showcasing the Best of Nepal by Evangeline Neve On stopping in at Evoke, in Jhamsikhel, for a quick bite to eat a few months ago, I couldn’t help but notice the attractive little shop just in front: The Local Project. My curiosity was piqued, but as

  • Ekadeshma, a Tale of Nepali Clothing

    Sachitra Gurung

      Ekadeshma, a Tale of Nepali Clothing  This fairytale has neither a fairy godmother nor a prince charming, just a few women working towards their dreams and goals. From one room workshop, to a proper working factory setup, Ekadeshma has come a long way. Started

  • NPI Collection’s Cashmere with Style

    Esparsh Sarawagi

    NPI Collection’s Cashmere with Style Working with the concept of “designer pashmina”, NPI Collection has established itself as a brand that has become the first choice when it comes to cashmere products with a blend of uniqueness and contemporary design. “It feels really great when you

  • Ethnicity and Empowerment in Every Weave

    Siddartha Tuladhar

      Ethnicity and Empowerment in Every Weave  Nepali handicrafts have an identity of their own, and are special. So are the women who craft them.  Domestic demand for handicraft is still low. Why? Nepali handmade products are of high quality and unique designs, and they

  • The Cutting Edge: Legacy of the Khukuri

    Sambid Bilas Pant

      The Cutting Edge: Legacy of the Khukuri    It has instilled fear in countless enemy hearts in many great battles, and so is enshrined in martial history as a deadly weapon of war. I was in Wangjiang Park, rediscovering the art of

  • Uniquely Made in Nepal

    Joshua Ryan

    A lot more needs to be done to make Nepal’s beautiful handicrafts more competitive in today’s globalized world. Be it via grassroots brands, personal connections, or what have you, the element of ‘special items’ has a peculiar place in developing nations such as Nepal, that demands recognition. Niche production

  • Wooden Wonders

    Avantika Shrestha

    An art form that speaks of the length of our history and culture, shared through a medium we need to learn more about. Often ignored when mentioning our rich culture represented through traditional art, I first came across the beautiful craftsmanship of Nepali woodcraft when visiting a small exhibition

  • Danfe Nepal,Where Girls Find a New Life

    Prakritee Ranjit

    Exploring beautifully made items that provide work and hope to young women.  I really enjoy working here at Danfe Nepal. I have gotten a wonderful opportunity here and I am very happy about it, as I am able to utilize my skill for something useful. Coming to

  • Wonders Out of Waste

    Evangeline Neve

    Two sisters make an effort to create a culture change in the way we deal with waste paper. Jamarko’s large, open working area has a pleasant feel, somehow both relaxed and industrious at the same time. At a long table, a number of employees—most of them women—are

  • Rebuilding History

    Evangeline Neve

    We observe a simple but powerful grassroots project that is bringing people together to restore and preserve past beauties. In the April 2015 earthquake, we didn’t just lose monuments, temples, and heritage sites. Another, less heralded casualty were the countless private homes—many of which held irreplaceable artifacts