Since 1984 Ganesh Himal Trading has been working with small cottage industries in Nepal, including development projects working to improve the lives of Tibetan refugees and women.  We work in partnership with 18 producer groups that employ hundreds of artisans from Kathmandu to the most remote rural areas in the country.

We strive to provide economic opportunities that promote dignity and self-empowerment by choosing to work with Nepal’s most marginalized populations. Sharing their talent and skill with us, these artisans produce some of the most beautiful and well made handcrafts coming from Nepal.

KNITTING

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One Christmas stocking provides 3 days of work for Nepali women

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PAPERMAKING

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Lokta paper is indigenous to Nepal & has been used for over 2,000 years.

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WEAVING

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A majority of our  textiles are woven on family looms more than 100 years old.

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FELTING

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Felt is thought to be one of the oldest forms of fabric.

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BLOCKPRINTING

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The wooden blocks used in our blockprinting process are all hand carved. 

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HEMP PRODUCTION

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Hemp grows naturally in the jungles of far western Nepal without pesticides or fertilizers.

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SILVERSMITHING

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Our silversmiths break caste barriers by making this exclusive art available to everyone.

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Recycled Decor

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This braid beading is done from a Himalayan village that is 2 days walk from any road.

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TAILORING

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Ganesh Himal has been making fair trade clothing with the same tailors for over 30 years. 

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LEATHER WORK

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All our leather products are made with “no-kill” leather, meaning the cow died a natural death. 

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RECYCLED TIRES

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By purchasing our recycled tire bags, you are helping to clean-up Nepal’s landfills. 

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SOAP MAKING

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The silk protein in our soap is extracted from the silk cocoon, without killing the silkworm.

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