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.
Sumitra Satar 34-year-old lady is originally from Pharping which is a small town on the south side of Kathmandu. She got training in weaving, tailoring and batik painting in Kumbeshwor Technical School in Patan. She has been working here since 2001. She came here started working and also found the love of her life, got married and also has 2 children. She is very happy that she came here to work here. She gained new skills and now she wants to work hard for her children’s education and a better life.
A cushion cover that brings life not only to your room but also someone from Nepal.
Dhaka patterns are unique and have been ingrained in the Nepali culture for centuries. If you walk around Nepal you can see people wearing these unique patterned textiles by both the genders, generally male have their hats made out of these and females have their blouses made from these unique patterns. This Dark Grey Square Cushion cover is made from 100% cotton and handwoven on a traditional loom at the premises of New SADLE, a non-profit organization.
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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