Association of Craft Producers
have been established for 20 years. They are members of Fair Trade Group Nepal a NGO consortium, and International Federation for Alternative Trade. They have an excellent benefit package for their producers most of whom are women. They supply all of our felt products
Established in 1991, Manushi is a non-profit, non governmental organisation aiming to promote the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised women and men in the world of work through training and faciliation. Their activities include managament, skill training, entrepreneurship decelopment, micro-credit for women, health & environment. Manushi is a founder member of the Fair Trade Group Nepal.
craft with a conscience – Mahaguthi is also a founder member of Fair Trade Group Nepal and practices, promotes and advocates fair trade at National, Regional and International levels. Mahaguthi aims at improving standard of living of micro/small producers especially deprived women and groups. Profits from the business support an ashram founded on the principles of Gandhi, where women are trained in skills such as weaving and tailoring.
Lovely Incense Shop
family run business that has been established for 15 years. They have 12 people that produce the incense and can produce around 15000 a day
Wild Earth is a small producer of fine handcrafted Himalayan herbal products. Wild Earth is committed to designing and marketing innovative and creative products utilizing natural herbal forest products from Nepal. Our herbs are sustainably gathered from community-owned forests and private farms. They produce the essential oil blends, love, peace and happiness and foot massage oil.
Beeswax processing centre, Jumla
It comes from The Beeswax Processing centre Jumla a cottage industry based in the mountainous district of Jumla in West Nepal, a place isolated from motor roads by 5 days walk. Women of very remote villages extract oil by hand from the seed of a berry called Dhatelo (Prinsepia utilis) that grows wild, all around their fields and pastures. It is traditionally used as a massage and skin-softening oil, as well as for cooking. The beeswax is produced by the endangered Himalayan bee species Apis cerana and sourced from traditional beekeepers, providing them from a preciously under-used resources. By increasing the benefits from keeping bees for subsistence farmers, these products help protect endangered bees and the plant species that depend upon them for pollination.