Our spinners from Nepal

In the steppe in Mongolia and in the mountains in Nepal spinning and weaving was mostly the work of farmers who had the winter months in their houses to busy themselves with tasks other than agriculture. They spun wool and wove it into narrow lengths of fine, dense fabric or in ropes. Nomads catered to their own needs, spinning and weaving sheep, yak and camel wool that farmers considered coarse and unrefined. Today herders with whom we are working are trained to comb their yak and camels to deliver the best quality for Nomadnoos while our qualified spinners applying their natural skills to transform these fibers into yarns.
Our partner workshop is made up of Nepalese people living in or nearby Kathmandu. They now sustain their livelihood from fiber craft.

Nice to meet you
Sunu Maghi nomadnoos spinner

Sunu Maghi

lives in Kathmandu. Her dream is to be able to send her daughter to a better school with the money she gains from spinning.

Phulmaya Pariyar nomadnoos spinner

Phulmaya Pariyar

lives in Kathmandu. She aims to keep on spinning and gardening to earn some extra money and support in that way herself and her children's education.

Laxmi Shrestha nomadnoos spinner

Laxmi Shrestha

lives in Kathmandu. By continuing spinning, she will have some extra income for herself and for her children's study.

Bachchu Shrestha nomadnoos spinner

Bachchu Shrestha

lives in Kathmandu. Spinning will give her some additional income and helps her to increase her livelihood.

Sita Paneru Thapa nomadnoos spinner

Sita Paneru Thapa

is one of these amazing women who, after having her 2 children and working for 3 years in a Kathmandu based textile factory, started to spin and decided to train women in hand spinning. Today, she trained more than 100 women and still continues this training. Hand spinning is an opportunity for these women to increase their livelihood. In this way, she started to realize her dream, to become a social worker while empowering other women.

Devlaxmi Joshi nomadnoos spinner

Devlaxmi Joshi

lives in Kathmandu. She wants to continue spinning and knitting which will provide her with a decent income.

Sabin Bahadur Vaidhya nomadnoos spinner

Sabin bahadur Vaidhya

husband of Kamala Vaidhya. Actually, it was always his wife who took the fibers and he spins. We are so happy to have him because he is a very qualified spinner! He finally agreed to come and show his talent and loyalty towards works because spinning is not considered as a job for men in Nepal.

Sujita Karki nomadnoos spinner

Sujita Karki

20 years old, has a girl of the age of 9 months. Before being pregnant she worked in a factory following fair trade principles. She was trained by our spinner manager who learned her to spin.

Chamali Tamang

Chameli has been spinning for Nomadnoos for 1 year now. When she is not spinning, she is caring for two children. Her big dream is to send her two sons to an English school to give them higher education. Chamili was born in is from Hetauda, Bagmati Province in the Middle East of Nepal.

Janak Kumari

lives in Kathmandu. She wants to continue spinning and knitting which will provide her with a decent income.