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FASHION CRAFT

Founded by Deep Chand Sakha a local resident of Bhaktapur. He has been in the clothing business for 18 years. He works primarily with cotton, hemp, banana, yan, pashmina, silk, linen, other natural material.

 

These products especially the cotton are dyed here, this dying is azofree (does not contain harmful chemical). These materials are weaved through Handloom Machine also called “Hatey Tano” in Nepali.

 

The materials are brought from India, the materials are called Yan. His factory produces mostly the cotton products by his workers through Handloom His business is running well and is financially secured. He has employed 40 ladies in his factory. They are all from local residents of Bhaktapur. Acoording to Deep Chand Sakha these women are earning on basis of the amount of products they make. They have learnt this skill from the beginning of their time from their homes. They are being able to empower themselves with their skills. They are independent and have been skilled in the handloom work. It has helped their families to better sustain their social and economic life.

 

A loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same.

 

 

A handloom is a simple machine used for weaving. In a wooden vertical-shaft looms, the heddles are fixed in place in the shaft. The warp threads pass alternately through a heddle, and through a space between the heddles (the shed), so that raising the shaft raises half the threads (thus passing through the heddles), and lowering the shaft lowers the same threads - the threads passing through the spaces between the heddles remain in place. This was a great discovery in that era.