Meena Gurung who is now 43, has been working with Manushi for last 26 years. She lost her father at a very small age and her mother eloped with other man leaving her alone. She was brought to Kathmandu by her maternal uncle. She was able to study until grade 5 due to her economic condition. She joined Manushi at the age of sixteen. At that time, she knew nothing about crafts. Slowly, she started learning about crafts, skills in chemical & natural dyeing-tying technique. Her desperation for learning has become a work of pleasure. She is now Dyeing supervisor at dyeing department. Today, products made by skills of Meena is exported to different international market. Manushi is glad to have supported hard working women like Meena Gurung.
Pareo is any piece of cloth worn or wrapped around the body, by males or females.
This is naturally tie-dyed pareo was made by handwoven cotton. The natural ingredient used for this dye is lac with mordant ferrous. This tie-dyed pareo comes with a bag which has multipurpose. It can be used as a body wrapper at beaches, wrapped like a belt to streamline looser silhouettes, knotted as a bandeau top, or tucked as a head wrap. This can also be used as body wrapper for sauna bath and spa as this thin slim pareo is inspired by relaxation, comfort and effort.
Manushi is a Fair Trade Organization that follows a social business platform grounded in the objective of improving the economic conditions of poor, disadvantaged and marginalized producers, primarily women, through sustainable development.
A non-profit organization initially established in 1991 to promote traditional Nepali arts and crafts, Manushi has grown into a Fair Trade leader through the diversification of its activities, incorporating management and skill training with entrepreneurship development and micro-financing.
A founding member of Fair Trade Group Nepal, Manushi is dedicated to the Charter of Fair Trade Principles, creating opportunities, ensuring safe and healthy working conditions, building capacity & minimizing our environmental footprint while always remaining transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
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