“THOUGH WE TRAVEL THE WORLD OVER TO FIND THE BEAUTIFUL, WE MUST CARRY IT WITH US
OR WE FIND IT NOT”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –
…we had only one, primary assumption in our minds: products we were to offer needed to be beautiful, but their beauty was also bound to come from the beauty of people creating them, as well as cultures and places in which they are created. People are the most important, both clients and craftsmen. We always try to get to know our craftsmen. You will find their names on our labels. This is our way of emphasising their input.
– Multi-stage involvement in production
– Handicraft from a poor but culturally rich part of the world
– Struggle for equal rights and promotions of women’s work
– Respect for rights of workers
– Fair and balanced distribution of income
– Environmental protection
Most people associate Nepal with beautiful, snow-covered mountains, remote culture and Himalayan mountaineering. However, Nepal also involves a severe climate and difficult conditions, which the locals constantly need to face. Despite that, the tough and proud Nepalese are able to enjoy life and fill their culture with their joy, and to create wonderful arts and crafts.
Unfortunately, Nepal is also a country which is facing numerous economic problems. The issues have additionally escalated as a result of the tragic earthquake of 25 April 2015. Access to education, healthcare or even fuels remains a challenge for many Nepalese. We always emphasise that these people are not anonymous for us. We have a great need to increase the awareness of the situation in that region and to help them. This is why we transfer 2% of our profit from the sale of each Feltiness product to VolNepal.
VolNepal is a non-profit organisation, the main objective of which is supporting the development of local Nepalese societies. The organisation mainly operates in rural areas and focuses on healthcare and education. We are in touch with them and we know that their actions are reliable and honest, and, most importantly, they let their big hearts lead their way.
We encourage you to visit VolNepal’s website, become acquainted with its programmes and maybe consider making an individual donation.
We simultaneously handle various matters. New items will become available every now and then. You should consider staying in touch. We gladly participate in interesting projects, photo shoots, fairs and exhibitions and establish cooperation with interior designers and showrooms.