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Label STEP’s partnership with the UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme, is working to revitalize Nepal’s high-value carpet industry by taking the carpet manufacturing hub from Kathmandu to an underserved geographic area—Sarlahi in Province 2 that has traditionally served as the origin of Nepal’s weaving community.

With investments and interventions from leading national and international carpet manufacturers’ and designers, since September 2019, this partnerships has helped establish eight fair-trade weaving workshops in Sarlahi where local women, primarily from migrant households and disadvantaged groups, and People with Disabilities (PwDs) are skilled and recruited—using international-quality competency standard and industry-led skills training and certification to ensure availability of qualified and committed weavers. (Read more...)