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January 27, 2023 2 min read

Rural Nepalese Women’s Handicrafts - RNWH

This organisation is dedicated to empowering women through various kinds of skills based training programmes by creating job opportunities for women and also the sustainable development of the rural communities in which they live.

The RNWH aims to make a positive contribution to women (some with disabilities) who are facing difficulties in rural, often remote and impoverished, communities allowing them by earning a fair wage allowing self-dependance and also financial independence. They are then able to clothe and feed themselves and their families and educate their children.

The women learn skills such as weaving, dyeing, material cutting, sewing, and indeed business management, creating bags, scarves, pashminas, pyjamas and dressing gowns. In order to do this, they also learn practical skills such as arithmetics and writing.

Weaving, spinning and dyeing are some of the oldest crafts learned and passed down through generations in Nepal. We are always amazed and humbled by these skills and techniques that are still in use today.

Join us in celebrating our artisans and the handmade textiles they create.
Should you purchase from Douée, you will notice only the quality, character and texture created using traditional methods; each piece is unique and is very different to machine-made, mass produced products.

Meet Bijaya Devkota - our ‘Man in Kathmandu’!

We have known ‘Bijaya for many years and have built up a lovely, friendly ‘family’ relationship with him, his own family and RNWH.

From the lovely ladies of RNWH we purchase the majority of our super
popular cashmere scarves and pashminas together with our ever popular silk & cotton pyjamas and dressing gowns and not forgetting the timeless and elegant cashmere ponchos.

Join with us this month in celebrating the skills and talents of our artisans of the Rural Nepalese Women’s Handicrafts, browse Douée where you will find our beautifully crafted products.