Nepalese WeavingsLocally known as Dhakas, these beautiful Nepalese fabrics are hand-loomed by local women using all-natural cotton. With every Dhaka you purchase, you are supporting women and families from impoverished areas of Nepal through our partnership with NAMLO International. By teaching women to produce traditional Nepali handicrafts, NAMLO is helping people and families earn much needed income and economic support for themselves and their communities.
The traditional craft of hand-looming requires incredible skill and ongoing training, both of which NAMLO provides at no cost to these individuals. Every dhaka is woven with thousands of very thin threads, averaging 50 longitudinal threads per inch. The process requires detailed calculations and planning to achieve accurate thread counts and properly executed design elements. With math and forethought required, the learning curve is steep and the women benefit from NAMLO's intensive training.
La Fuente has chosen to offer these beautiful weavings to give them a wider audience and assist in NAMLO's mission to raise impoverished Nepalis to self-sufficient levels. Each unique design will not only add beauty to your home decor, but will give you the warm feeling of improving the lives of hard-working women and families in need.
In addition to vocational training, NAMLO has built school facilities and provides ongoing literacy classes to the communities. Currently NAMLO is raising funds to replace a 40+ year old secondary school that is desperately in need of repair. Additionally they are developing plans to build a robust water and sanitation system. Please visit our giving back page for more information about our partnership with NAMLO International.