Manushi

Manushi is a non-profit, non-governmental, Fair Trade organization aiming to support poor, disadvantaged and marginalized people through training, facilitating and placing them in diverse activities including handicrafts and micro-enterprise development and micro-credit for the poor. Manushi employs some 40 full-time salaried producers and 8 full-time staff and works with 1,191 producers (90% of them female) from 8 districts around Nepal. The major products of Manushi are tie-dye, an art that had almost become extinct in Nepal, cotton products, knitted products, allo/hemp products, lokta paper, silver ornaments and jewelry, beaded products, silk products, felt products, bamboo products, and banana fiber products. Manushi focuses on natural dyes, which are conducive to a healthy, chemical-free environment.