Sita Limbu, a resident of Therathum had always dreamt living in an urban city as a child and when she was 19 she came to Kathmandu and found that it was a place with a lot of opportunities and stayed on. Initially, she worked at her cousins' carpet factory. She had learned how to weave a carpet at her own home because it is in their culture to learn this craft and this helped her getting employment in Kathmandu. It is here in New SADLE that she perfected this craft of weaving on a loom and now she not only weaves Dhaka Textile but also stitches bag and also helps out with packaging the products. It is here that she found a family like behaviour. She is treated well and she really likes working here. She is trying to save up for her old age so she works 7 days a week and gets paid over time. Later when she has enough saving she wants to set up a tailoring shop by herself.
Shrijana Gurung is 40 years of age and has been working here since 1997. She had come from Biratnagar to Kathmandu to visit the place. She really liked Kathmandu so she decided to stay and got work at New SADLE, She had experience of making Dhaka caps so it was easier for her to learn the weaving skills and other tailoring skills taught here at New SADLE. She doesn't like people backbiting and discrimination. She loves to visit Temples on of her most memorable trip to a temple in the northern region fo that place. Her wish is to educate her kids.
The flower embroidered on this beautiful sling bag gives you the vibe of the 60’s era when flower power was in full bloom. Carry this lovely bag to transport yourself to that era. The Strap is 110 cm long.
New SADLE is a non-profit organization working for the rehabilitation, social and economic upliftment of leprosy-affected people, polio victims, and other underprivileged communities and providing them employment opportunities.
It is a member of Fair Trade Group Nepal and WFTO and produces Fair Trade Handicraft product. New SADLE is a non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and not for profit organization registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, Government of Nepal and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council.
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