11 Best Nepali Businesses You NEED to Check Out 0 2620

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Think Global; Shop LOCAL

Making the decision to shop locally has numerous benefits. Supporting local businesses helps the national economy. When one makes purchases at locally owned rather than internationally owned companies, money stays within the community.

There are many ways you can support Nepali owned, Nepali operated local businesses through Daraz. We provide a platform for many local businesses to sell their products and get them delivered right to your door. A few amazing Nepali businesses that you can support without feeling guilty about spending your hard-earned cash are:

MHEECHA

Mheecha is a Nepali brand formed in Kathmandu. The word ‘Mheecha’ is a Newa term which means ‘pouch’. The brand was inspired by the traditional Mheecha with its minimal, classy design, strength, and durability. All Mheecha products are stripped down to their fundamental elements and follow the minimal design concept. Handmade in Nepal, the consistently clean, simple and unique products are designed and manufactured by a small team of designers.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Mheecha Shuffle Backpack Deep Teal/Turquoise
  2. Mheecha Nifty Tote Ice Grey/Orange
  3. Mheecha Boulder Moss Green/Beige
  4. Mheecha Maze Sleeve 13 inch Black/Opal Green
  5. Mheecha Skip Hip Pack Grey/Yellow

SHANGRI-LA

With retail stores in both Kathmandu and Pokhara, Shangri-La is somewhat of a local legend. When it comes to cool and casual t-shirts, few others can compare. The wide variety of prints and soft, comfortable cotton material are worth the hype and are guaranteed to get compliments thrown your way. Shangri-La t-shirts are perfect souvenirs and keepsakes for those who wish to carry a piece of Nepal with them. Yet they are still unique and stylish enough to wear in Nepal without looking like a tourist!

Our Top Picks:

  1. Combo Of 3 Cotton Printed T-Shirts
  2. Black Round Neck Mandala
  3. Zoro Anime Printed T-Shirt
  4. Metallica Printed T-Shirt
  5. Marshmallow Printed T-Shirt

GOLDSTAR

Goldstar was launched in 1990 as an affordable yet high-quality shoe brand made to service price conscious markets in Nepal. Made with genuine materials and modern, innovative technology, the company aims to create quality footwear at competitive prices. Goldstar is sold all over Nepal & India and is gradually gaining popularity in western countries as well. Their goal to be a part of people’s lives in every continent of the world by 2025.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Goldstar Black / Olive Sports Shoes
  2. Republic Leather By Goldstar
  3. Goldstar Grey / Red Sports Shoes
  4. Goldstar Black / Red Sports Shoes
  5. Goldstar Orange / Yellow Football Shoes

KHICHA

Most humans love dressing up and looking our best. So, why can’t we have our furry friends do the same? Sure, dogs might not have a passion for fashion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help them look and feel absolutely adorable. Khicha, which translates to ‘dog’ in Newari, is a clothing brand made exclusively for our playful pets. Made in Nepal, Khicha products are designed to comfortably fit dogs of all shapes and sizes. Not to mention, their doggy garments keep pups warm in the winter and looking cool all summer. Don’t be surprised if your pet ends up looking more stylish than you!

Our Top Picks:

  1. Cute Skirt For Dogs
  2. Winter Hoodie For Dogs
  3. Cute Cat Printed Dog Clothes
  4. Fleece T-shirt For Dogs
  5. Printed T-shirt For Pets

MASALA BEADS

Since 1997, the highly popular accessory brand Masala Beads has been selling their handmade goodies in Nepal. Masala Beads supplies all kinds of accessories, beads, jewelry, and crafts, even exporting them to Japan, Europe, and the USA. There’s no doubt that Masala Beads products are extremely well-loved and sought after, especially by their main demographic – teenage girls. So, avoid the large crowds at their retail stores and shop for cute and cool trinkets on Daraz.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Leopard Patch and Chain Airpods Case
  2. Korean Style Hexagon Pearl Earrings
  3. Pearl, Rhinestone, Crystal Hair Clip Set
  4. Silver Lock Layer Necklace
  5. Dragon Print Silicon Phone Case

JINA ALCHEMY

Jina Alchemy is a brand for all-natural, super sustainable skin care, hair care, and body care products. Their products are made right here in Nepal with 100% natural ingredients, zero synthetic chemicals, no preservatives, and a blend of organic essential oils for natural fragrance. Pamper yourself and indulge in blissful selfcare products while simultaneously supporting a homegrown, Nepali brand.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Third Eye Hair Oil
  2. Mint-ness Facial Soap
  3. Above & Beyond Whipped Body Butter
  4. Mint-ness Lip Balm
  5. Tha Anointment Facial Oil

NATURE’S ESSENCE

Nature’s Essence is a manufacturer of hand-made natural body care products. Their ingredients are derived from the abundant natural resources that the Himalayas have to offer. The Himalayas are home to more than 6,000 medicinal herbs, which have used by the indigenous people for centuries. Nature’s Essence brings amazing products that combine these incredible herbs with other natural raw materials to people all over Nepal.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Juniper Herbal Soap
  2. Lavender-Lilac Body Oil
  3. Tea Tree Face Wash
  4. Ayurvedic Hair Pack
  5. Jasmine Bath Salt

JUAS

As a holistic keto-focused brand, Juas offers healthy, high quality products that are ethically sourced through sustainable farming or wildcrafting. Juas focus mainly on healthy ingredients, superfoods, quality oils and herbs. Superfoods are those foods containing higher concentration of nutrients and antioxidants compared to conventional foods. Many Juas products are organic and all of them are definitely healthy. Juas strives to source only the highest quality products that are by default organic or wildcrafted.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Hemp Seed Oil
  2. Virgin Coconut Oil
  3. Chia Seeds
  4. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar With Mother
  5. Raw Honey (Chiuri)

MANTRA

Mantra Guitar is a new-age musical project that started in Nepal in 2017. It originated with a desire to make high quality guitars available to the Nepali public at an affordable price range. The brand’s goal is not only to provide products, but also the inspiration to bring change in and around everyone. Mantra Guitar strives to take the beloved artists of Nepal to an international standard and bring more eyes and ears into the Nepali music scene.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Astitva 3 Single Coil Pickup Electric Guitar
  2. Ukulele N-21
  3. Karma 40″ 2-Band Equalizer Guitar
  4. Moksha 40′ 5-Band Equalizer Tuner Guitar
  5. Pianica 37 Keys

HASTAKALA ARTS

Hastakala refers to handicrafts, one of the most special forms of art in Nepal. Nepali handicrafts include a wide range of creative activities related to handmaking textiles, paper products, plant fibers, clay etc. Hastakala Arts supplies handmade, unique, beautiful handicrafts all over Nepal. They specialize in ceramics, clay, fiber, and wooden showpieces, pots, statues, lamps, and more.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Fiber Small 20″ Bajramandala
  2. Blue Ceramic Large Flower Vessel
  3. Copper Fiber Lord Buddha Statue
  4. Brown Wooden Dallu Hanging Wall Lamp
  5. White Clay Laughing Buddha Statue

EVEREST THANKA TREASURES

Thanka is a special Tibetan Buddhist style silk painting with embroidery, usually showing a Buddhist god, famous scene, or mandala. Thankas often have elaborate compositions including many very small figures. A central deity is often surrounded by other identified figures in a symmetrical composition. Everest Thanka Treasures and is an online Thanka art gallery that offers original Thankas based on traditional art.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Multicolor Green Tara Thanka
  2. Silver Kalachakra Mandala Thanka
  3. Gold Color Zambala Thanka
  4. Black/Gold White Tara Mandala Thanka
  5. Turquoise Mantra Mandala Thanka

It is always a good idea to shop locally and buy from Nepali sellers whenever possible. In addition to assisting in the development of the local economy, there are numerous other advantages to supporting local companies.

Owners and operators of local businesses are usually people who live in, care about, and are invested in the community’s well-being. Local businesses also have a smaller carbon footprint than large corporations and international conglomerates. Therefore supporting them is beneficial for the environment as well. Daraz is promoting dozens of Nepali founded, owned and operated businesses on our platform in an effort to highlight the wonderful local treasures that can be found in our country.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

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