Sana Hastakala (meaning "Small Handicraft") is a nonprofit organisation in Kathmandu. The organisation markets the rich, traditional and artistic craftsmanship of small-scale producers. This way, it helps Nepalese underprivileged, mostly female, artisans to achieve sustainable livelihoods.
Sana Hastakala aims to maximise the export of handicrafts. Selling more handicrafts means new artisans can start producing for the organisation, and more artisans get a chance to improve their living conditions. Sana Hastakala also organises trainings for its artisans.
Sana Hastakala was established in 1989 with support from UNICEF. The organisation became a member of the World Fair Trade Organization in 2003 and was founder of the Fair Trade Group Nepal.
Counting Flowers offers genuine pashmina scarves and shawls from Sana Hastakala. These graceful and extremely soft scarves and shawls are pieces of luxury.
We also supply exclusive certified A-grade Nepal cashmere scarves and shawls from Sana Hastakala. The scarves and shawls are very soft and of the highest quality.
Last but not least we sell robust, very soft and warm two-ply scarves and shawls from yak wool.
The Mahila Utthan Pashmina Udhyog weaving group is responsible for hand weaving each of the scarves and shawls.
Take a look at the scarves and shawls in our webshop.
Weavers from Mahila Utthan Pashmina Udhyog at work
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