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Local Women's Handicrafts

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An adress to remember

Awesome clothing and textile craft shop , good quality, hand-made products but more importantly... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Ethical and beautiful!

Skip Thamel's tacky souvenir shops and go to Local Women's Handicrafts for beautiful, handmade... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Rebecca P
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Our Mission: To promote quality education, employment and health care for all people by empowering women, educating children, and building learning centers in underserved communities. Our Vision: We envision a world where women are leaders in their...more
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Pakanajol Marg Road | opposite NCCS College, Kathmandu 21010, Nepal
+977 1-4255073
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome clothing and textile craft shop , good quality, hand-made products but more importantly, fair-trade made by local women of Nepal in a safe work environment. It is always a pleasure to come and talk with the staff about their current projects aimed at empowering...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Skip Thamel's tacky souvenir shops and go to Local Women's Handicrafts for beautiful, handmade gifts that make a difference! Make sure you take the time to chat with one of the friendly young women who work at the store- this is an excellent cause and...More

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful handicraft shop situated just outside of the Thamel area specialising in cotton and silk clothing created by women's groups in Nepal. I had a wonderfully positive experience in this shop learning from Shaheen who explained to me how the project works...More

Thank EBroadbent
Reviewed 10 February 2018

This amazing shop not only has beautiful things to buy, but your purchase will empower disadvantaged women through ethical and sustainable employment and education. Great handmade products, some made from recycling fabric! Nasreen Shiekh, who started the shop, has an inspiring story of building a...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The shop supports women from rural areas and with disabilities/disadvantages. Excellent value and good quality. Prices are basically the same as in all other shops (at least for tourists).

1  Thank Aldona C
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Saheen Handicrafts Kathmandu is the outlet store for traditional Nepalese items produced by disadvantaged woman at Local Womans Handicrafts. Proceeds from sales go towards creating a sustainable sanctuary for women who have fled their remote village, are challenged with physical disability, been abandoned by their...More

1  Thank MrHappyHappy
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Everything about this store is wonderful. First, the idea behind the project: empowering women by giving them education, at the same time reducing waste by teaching locals about environmental issues and providing them with reusable shopping bags and also running a sanitary-pad project for school...More

1  Thank JuliaEbb
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

There is no shop in Thamel I like more than this. Shaheen is an absolutely lovely person and the stuff she is selling is beautiful und useful, too. The prices are not high but for a good cause - supporting uneducated women who would hardly...More

Thank Thilo P
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

My mom and I stumbled upon this place accidentally after spending the day walking around Durbar Square. Saheen (the shop keeper) was so enthusiastic and passionate about LWH's fair trade cause that it was impossible to not fall in love with the place. My mom...More

Thank Soukaina R
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This shop is amazing! While selling beautiful handmade crafts made by local women, money is used to help disadvantaged women and girls in need. The non profit educates locals about the dangers of plastic bags. This is a must see; I truly recommend it as...More

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18 March 2017|
Response from mcfayden | Reviewed this property |
Hey, if you have maps on your phone/computer search for Blueberry Kitchen. it's only a few doors up from there.