Nepal-the country of Mount Everest-is rich
in her natural beauty, culture and tradition and the
perfect expressions of this richness are abundant in
the form of handicrafts, indigenous garments and natural
The Nepalese handicrafts and fabrics are
not only rich and beautiful but they are useful too.
Some of them have artistic value and some have the rustic
charm. However, these handicrafts are quite popular among
the Western European countries, North America, Australia,
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and so on.
Motherland Traders (MLT) was registered
26 years ago in the year 1981 with HMG/Nepal, Ministry
of Commerce, Department of Commerce. The initial objectives
of MLT were to promote export of Nepalese handicrafts
and textiles and thus help uplift the economic conditions
of the craftsmen and ordinary workers those were directly
or indirectly associated with MLT. As MLT also started
representing UK companies in Nepal, the objectives are
extended further beyond.
MLT has participated in various International
trade fairs and is continuing to participate in a regular
basis at the Frankfurt International Trade Fair, Minneapolis
Gift Mart, and most recently the California Gift Show.
MLT has customers in many countries including the USA,
Mexico, the UK, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland,
Belgium, Hungary and Japan.
By the year 1985 the demand for handloom
cotton garments, bags and accessories surged and, to
meet the growing demand, a sister concern Utility Garments
was registered in the same year with HMG/Nepal, Ministry
of Industries, Department of Industries. Some seventy-five
people are now directly employed in these two firms MLT
and Utility Garments, and almost twice these numbers
are indirectly involved.
In a bid to provide competitive edge to
our customers, we at MLT seek to form a partnership with
our customers. We welcome their advice and follow it
to fulfill their requirements. Moreover, we keep adding
new products and new styles to our range. The current
product range include the colourful Felt crafts (i.e.
bags, shoes, jewelries, etc.) Himalayan nettle
"Allo" and Wild hemp "Bhangro"
(i.e. both pesticides and fertilizers free natural fiber)
and the luxuriously warm Pashmina shawls and garments.