Empowering One Artisan At A Time
Welcome to Local Women's Handicrafts. We are a fair trade, eco-conscious collective of women artisans who create unique fashion and decor in Nepal. Our mission is to provide a living wage, empower and educate artisans. We provide a safe space for women who have escaped abusive practices in the textile industry, and other hardships in their local communities. We believe a living wage is necessary to protect artisans and their creativity. Through creating fashion in a responsible way, our goal is to end forced labor and modern slavery.
Empowering artisans involves providing them with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive in their craft and improve their livelihoods. Which includes fair wages, access to support for sustainable practices.
Protecting handicrafts sustainability involves various approaches and practices to ensure that traditional craftsmanship can thrive while minimizing negative impacts on the environment and local communities. handicrafts, supporting both the artisans and the environment.
Environmentally friendly is our movement within the fashion industry that we aims to reduce its negative impact on the environment.By sourcing sustainable materials, reducing waste, up-cycling and recycling, transparency to supply chain of the production.
Preserving local handicrafts
Preserving local handicrafts is crucial for cultural heritage and economic sustainability, by supporting local techniques, design and stories behind our craft, partnering with different types of artisans to incorporate traditional and modern designs.
Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. We are buying and consuming products more than ever in human history. We want to show that responsible consumption is possible by using scrap materials and turning them into beautiful products.
We use techniques that are centuries old. By working with recycled fabrics we are contributing to making the fashion industry more sustainable.
Hemp grows wild in Nepal, free of chemicals and grown with natural resources. By focusing on what is available locally, we help boost the local economy while teaching the people to be in harmony with nature. Hemp fiber is strong and durable and it is a very sustainable and environmentally friendly material.
We grow and harvest the plant locally, and the entire process of growing, harvesting, and weaving is done by hand. We use centuries old technique to turn raw fiber into yarn, and we weave it into fabric using looms that don't require electricity. We hand dye the materials using chemicals free dyes.
Meet The Women
Local Women’s Handicrafts mission is to provide a living wage, empower, and educate artisans.
Through the LWH entrepreneurial model, our goal is to create jobs for women in the world’s poorest regions and create a textile industry that honors sustainability, human rights and dignity.