west elm handcrafted in kathmandu

There’s a pretty amazing story behind the felt-making workshop that handcrafts our ornaments, garlands, and wreaths in Nepal.

Two brothers and three sisters from a poor family in Kathmandu started the business together 17 years ago – with only $150. Today their workshop employs over FIVE HUNDRED artisans.

What’s even more impressive is that 96% of the workshop’s crafters are women who are able to support families with jobs that provide vacation time, overtime pay, maternity leave, and the opportunity to learn new skills and to rise within the business.

Watch the video below to learn more about this Kathmandu felt-making workshop, and visit our site to see our committment to artisans across the world.

west elm handcrafted in kathmandu

west elm handcrafted in kathmandu

west elm felt handcrafted

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west elm handcrafted

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