The Makers


Videos & Photo Essays

All our woollens are handmade by craftswomen and master weavers in the Himalayas. The colours, weaves and materials are designed specifically for the UK.

The Himalayas have a rich tradition of hard work & creativity. Community living, music, crafts, art and labour are intrinsic to the people of the Himalayas. From weaving & knitting to farming & horticulture. From hydro-electricity & food processing to tourism & conservation, human industry is reflected in a myriad ways in the Himalayan region. We have taken a tiny slice of our rich heritage and presented it on this site.

There are over 400 makers & craftswomen, planters, chefs, blenders and workers in the Himalayan region who work with us and our partners to develop the products you see on this site. 

Living lives that are hard, facing an environment that is as daunting as it is inspirational, Himalayan people have always made products that reflect their subtle aesthetic and resilient nature. For generations these crafts, weaves, techniques and tastes have been nestled in the high mountains, matured through the ages yet fresh in their appearance.  These pages give you a glimpse into the traditions of the Himalayan People.

Roadshow In London @ Indian High Commission, Nehru Centre, Mayfair

Watch the Koolaah Story here:

 

 

Weaving in the Valley

 

The Workers and the Workshops