Beautiful, practical, supporting remote communities and their environments………… a pretty good combination.
These bags are created in a small workshop in the lakeside town of Pokhara. The materials that go into them; Hemp, Nettle, and other traditional textiles are sourced through a micro enterprise development program that finds markets for products from remote mountain areas. The wild nettle and hemp are harvested by villagers, processed by them (soaking, beating, drying) and spun by hand into fibre. It’s an old skill being given a new market. Sunti and her team them create these bright and robust rucksacks.