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For 25 years Manushi has empowered Nepali women and artisans by supporting equity, entrepreneurship and excellence in sustainable development

OUR SHOP

TAKE A LOOK

We have an extensive collection of items from bedding to clothing and jewellery to accessories. Every piece hand made by one of our 1530 artisans. You can find something for everyone.

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PRODUCER STORIES

FRIEND'S HANDICRAFT

Established in 2002 by Mrs. Nirjala Shrestha and Mrs. Shanti Shrestha. They currently employ 125 artisans in their factory.

 

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MICRO-CREDIT

MANUSHI MICRO-CREDIT

Since 2002 Manushi been actively involved in micro-financing, providing loans to the poor and encouraging micro-enterprise development through skill trainings and workshops. 

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FRIENDS HANDICRAFTS

 

They employ mainly females (98%) from different background and have made them independent and strong. They provide training as well. The workers are of different age groups. The working environment in their factory is well maintained and organized. They have divided the department in their factory. They have felting room, cutting room, stitching room, inventory room, machine room. The various workers have been divided according to their work division and have in charge in every department which has made their working environment more managed. They export to various international markets such as Australia and the U.S.A. They also produce an exclusive line of product designs for Manushi.

 

They produce mainly ‘Felt Products’. Felt is a fabric that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool or synthetic fibers such as acrylic. There are many different types of felts for industrial, technical, designer and craft applications. While some types of felt are very soft, some can be comprised of rough materials. It can vary in terms of fibers content, color, size, thickness and density. Wet felting is one of several methods which can produce felt from wool and other animal fibers. Hot water is applied to the layers of animal hairs. Repeated agitation and compression causes the fibers to hook together or weave together into a single piece of fabric. Wrapping the properly arranged fiber in a sturdy, textured material, such as a bamboo mat or burlap, will speed up the felting process. The felted material may be finished by filling.  The fibers are imported from the Netherlands