Nepal is a country rich and diverse in nature, geography, culture, people and resources. It has a lot of opportunities and yet it remains one of the poorest countries in the World. We help (even if it is small) by injecting directly to the local economy, creating jobs and also preserving traditional craftsmanship.
When we say that our yak and camel wool products are locally made in Mongolia we mean it. Everything i.e. all the phases of supply chain, from the collection of yak/camel down to sorting, washing, de-hairing, spinning & knitting/weaving happens in Mongolia & our supplier is directly engaged in all these phases.
We live an incredibly fast paced life in a world that celebrates "more" culture - bigger, higher, faster, newer is always better. It's quite easy to explain slow living - it's a mindset - a lifestyle that resists this fast paced lifestyle & encourages you to adopt a slower pace of life which is more meaningful & fulfilling.
The most sustainable solution is that the fashion industry ceases to exist, but that is not feasible as millions of lives depend on the fashion industry and we still need clothes. So, what is the next best thing? There is no such thing as 100% sustainability, so our collective focus should be to attain "more sustainability" and not "perfect sustainability".
Every brand has a story and so does Kalilo. Our love and obsession for natural fibres is how Kalilo was born. A hand knitted bamboo scarf was absolutely mesmerizing. It was an easy decision, what better than to work with what you love everyday and share that with the world.