Nepal Traditional Crafts Pvt. Ltd.
The offices and workshops of Nepal Traditional Crafts are located in the ancient city of Lalitpur, the City of Fine Arts, in the Kathmandu Valley. Artisans using hand tools create traditional Nepalese crafts. Nepal Traditional Crafts provides jobs for a large network of low–income producer groups and economically underprivileged people in Nepal, and helps keep the traditional crafts of the region alive. Artisans receive fair prices, medical benefits, loans, paid leave, retirement benefits, children’s scholarships and skill development training.
With the growth of mass production, traditional Nepali crafts were starting to die out. As a result of export markets for their handicrafts, artisans have a life of greater dignity, and some have been able to develop their own self-sustaining businesses. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Nepal Traditional Crafts since 1987.