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Illustration showing extraction of Himalayan Wild Nettle "Allo" fiber in Nepal

Posted on February 20 2019

Extraction of Himalayan Wild Nettle Fiber in Nepal.

"It's always good to be exclusive". A headline on KOLPA at Kathmandu Post

Posted on February 19 2019

"Our country has a very difficult geography and most artisans haven’t been exposed to the outside world. All these products are their original creations. I don’t believe in providing them with any external training. No European or Japanese machines are used to refine these products. These are solely the creations of the artisans. Over the years, the products have been well appreciated all over the world and this applause has been showered because of their skill sets. I believe that to come up with refined products, patience and commitment is all that is needed. Most of them aren’t even educated but they are masters in their own rights. We wouldn’t like to call their work “products” because it’s an art that has been passed down through generations."

KOLPA in ECS Nepal magazine

Posted on February 19 2019

“We play with nature, and nature itself is unique, and its beauty is immeasurable. Unlike machine-made things, behind the making of each item available here, there lies a distinct story, and therefore, is one-of-a-kind in the world. Each comes with an emotional touch to it. The only common aspect among them is the quality that has been the first priority of ours since day one.” The culmination of old skills and techniques with the contemporary lifestyle can be clearly perceived in the polished Kolpa creations.