'The Nepal Projects' Employ Young Women Through Weaving

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 17, 2015
References: notedesignstudio.se & dezeen
Merging new designs with traditional weaving practices, Menu's line of plush furniture provides women in Nepal with an alternative to prostitution as a means to support themselves and their family. The 'Nepal Projects' encourage various companies across Scandinavian countries to create designs for poverty-stricken women to produce that will, in turn, improve their human rights and economic opportunities.

Specifically in Nepal, many women are forced into prostitution through a combination of desperation and deception. To stop this process from happening in the first place, the Nepal Projects hope to employ young girls' weaving skills to create these decor designs.

Among the designs are hand-printed scarves, woolen toy bears and canvas laundry bags. This example of socially good business partnerships is growing, with successful leader TOMS paving the way and gives consumers the chance to wield purchasing power.