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Macrame Journey

       Macrame Macrame is a form of textiles using knotting. One square inch of knots can take over an hour and contain more than 250 knots. All the macrame accessories are produced with Hemp & cotton waterproof linen. With this waxed macrame cord, it is 100% washable and the color doesn't run or fade neither in sun and water.                   How do I start it ?   The art of macramé jewelry began in Latin America and spread to the other part of the world by travellers. I like travel and handmade. In 2013, I went on a hitchhiking journey beginning from Xinjiang , to Tibet , and arrived Nepal. I...

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Light On , a non profit Organisation we worked with.

We are so happy to announce that we are going to work with Light On Charity , a Hong Kong non-profit organisation which is trying to make some changes for the people in Nepal. 5% of your every purchase will contribute to their works. About Light On Charity For many years the founder of Light On Charity, Pink Lee, has been volunteering all over the world including Mongolia, Colombia, India, Nepal and Hong Kong. Nepal has particularly captured her heart. The optimistic Nepalese people are always laughing and smiling regardless of the situation they are in. In 2011, she met Amrit, the chairman of a newly-established children’s home, Edventure Nepal in Pokhara. Pink volunteered with Edventure Nepal for three months, helping...

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Artisans from Yes Helping Hands, Nepal

This year , Om Ethnic Handicraft have started working with  Yes Helping Hands in Nepal. We have returned to Nepal after the earthquake and hope to bring something back to this place. We are so proud to find Yes Helping Hands. The Staff Laxman is so kind that he took us to their workshops and explained to us about the process of making their crafts and also the mission of their organisation.  Helping Hands Handicrafts offers practical training and employment opportunities for people living with disabilities in Nepal. In order to uplift them, Yes Helping Hands teach them different handicraft skills such as hand loom weaving. Now you can also purchase their scarves in our online store.   We also really appreciated their...

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Road Trip in Tibet

We are here writing about our journey in searching the raw materials of our crafts products and the process of how we made them. We hope if we, people pause to consider how we live, create and consume, we will savour things that have been made in close harmony with nature. In May 2013, Om Ethnic Handicraft travelled around in Tibet with our 4WD for about 2 months. We visited places and explored its nature and culture. There we discovered beauty that was born rather than made, we used these materials to let the craft alive.

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