Hira Pradhan is 40 years old and is currently living at Jadibuti. She is originally from Bhojpur. She has been living at Bhaktapur for 15 years with her husband and a son. She used to be a housewife before joining at Manushi. She had no source of income and used to depend upon her husband for money. She joined Manushi 10 years ago, she even didn't know the way of handling the sewing needles before. Gradually, she starting learning about tying technique, different handworks like embroideries, patchworks, appliques and other hand stitches. She now works in the handwork section and tying department. She is a different version of woman today, who earns by herself and supports her family. Manushi feels glad that the products made by those hands who were unaware of the proper handling of sewing needles are now exported to a different market.
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.