Based in Kapan, Kathmandu, Nuptse Craft manufactures and exports high quality, hand-made felt products and specialize in baby room decors, felt purses, interior decors, kitchen mats, ball mats, pet toys, and scarves. Our products only use 100% sheep wool and azo-free chemical dye.

Humble Beginnings

Established as Friends Handicrafts in 2001 with just ten female employees, Nuptse Craft is run by Shanti Shrestha and her daughter Keepa Shrestha.

What started off as a small venture, now employs more than 100 women of various backgrounds, and our products can be found in Denmark, the USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Canada and other countries around the world. We have a large set of repeat clients, and have a strong reputation in the industry.

Ending Urban Poverty Through Empowerment

At Nuptse Craft we work towards ending urban poverty by empowering underprivileged women. We do this through skills-training and income-generation programs for our employees.

As a social enterprise, it is our priority to ensure a fair and sustainable working environment for all our artisans. Hence, our profit sharing model allows us to give back to our 100+ artisans.

With more than 20 years of experience under our belt, Nuptse Craft is looking forward to touching more lives in the future.

Our Vision

Crafting women’s empowerment through hand felting skills.

Our Mission

To establish a global presence as a sustainable producer of premium Nepalese handcrafted felted wool products.

Our Values

Empowering & uplifting the lives of women from marginalized communities

Development and enhancement of artisan's skills.

Fair and Sustainable working Environment.

Fair and transparent payment system for employees

No forced and child labor

Employment opportunity to various communities

100% handcrafted high quality products

Use of sustainable raw materials

Reuse of production waste to lower the final wastage

Adaptation to sustainable production process

Adaptation of Fair trade principles