Designed in Maine | Made in Nepal

There are approximately 28 million people living in Nepal. Half of the population live below the poverty line, earning less that $1.25 per day. Only half of its citizens can read: only 35% of the literate are women. Employment rates hover around 50%. Millions of men continue to leave the country as migrant workers in the Middle East, leaving women and children vulnerable to human traffickers. Most of Nepal lives in the country or mountain regions.

Our Partners

Our mission is to stabilize economies in the developing world through creating dignified jobs by investing in indigenous, artisanal businesses who collaborate to produce our contemporary designs via age-old techniques. In doing so, we are keeping heritage handicraft alive and providing local employment in societies where those with little or no education are at risk of being trafficked to other countries or enslaved in migrant worker schemes abroad.

Our Process

Making something is always a process. It’s different for everyone and everything, particularly when you choose to make your things in far-away places like Nepal. Our design process is a collaborative experience that evolves over conversations about what we like, what we see trending in the marketplace and what can actually be made in Nepal. We sketch ideas, play with patterns, send emails, sew samples and source hardware.

Contact Us:
tel: 207.650.1766

Visit our Shop:
93 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME 04101

Shop Hours:
Friday and Saturday | Noon - 5pm or by appointment