The WSDO is a non-profit organization that was born out of Nepal’s rich heritage of traditional handicrafts. Started in 1975, the WSDO specializes in handcrafted cotton products. It is a completely self-sufficient organization with a purpose.
The WSDO provides handicraft related training and skills to underprivileged women so that they may become self-reliant.
Many of these underprivileged women come from rural villages and have been widowed, divorced, handicapped, abused and estranged from their homes and villages. WSDO provides training in various areas of handicraft production such as dying, weaving, material cutting, sewing and even business management.
It is with this skills that these women, and their children, may have a better quality of life.
I fell in love with the WSDO immediately and Hand Woven Nepal was born. Hand Woven Nepal strives to promote the careers, well being, education and financial stability of the women of WSDO by bringing their hand made goods to America.