Thursday 31 October 2013


                                                         MEET ROSHANI

Roshani is the head of administration in the 
Metal Workshop where the A/BARENESS Jewellery is made. 
She has been working there for 4 years and really likes her job, but what would she like to work with if she could choose another career? And what issue in Nepal would Roshani approach if she got to be the President? 

* See the short'n sweet interview below *

Name : Roshani Bajracharya
Age : 29 year old
From: Lalitpur, the neighbor city of Kathmandu

Abareness: What is it you like the most about your job?
Roshani: What I like the most about my job is that I get to communicate with different people.

Abareness: What is your favorite nepali food?
Roshani:  Samya baji plate which is a plate of traditional newari food. 

( We have to agree with Roshani on this; Newari food is full of  delicious tastes and it is kind of similar to Spanish tapa & can consist of up to a 100 different dishes! Yam Yam :) 

Do you want to learn more about this type of food?
This is a clip of traveler tasting the Samya baji plate for his first time:

Abareness: What is your favorite ”Western food” or drink, if any?
Roshani:  Pizza , Pasta and wine.

Abareness:  What is your favorite Bollywood movie/ moviestar? And Hollywood?
Roshani:  Favorite Bollywood movie is Barfi and actress is Priyanka Chopra.
Hollywood movie is defineately Avatar and Leonardo Di Caprio is my favorite actor.

Abareness: What do you wish for the future of Nepal?
Roshani:  I wish that Nepal would become a developed country like f.ex Norway or Switzerland.

Abareness: If you could travel to any country in the world- where would you og and why?
Roshani:  Switzerland because of the it’s natural beauty.

Abareness: If you could have another career, what would you like to work with?
Roshani:  I would like to be a businesswoman like you guys.

Abareness: If you were the President of Nepal for a year, which issues in Nepal would you you focus on?
Roshani:   I will get rid of all the corruption. 

We are very happy that Roshani is part of the A/BARENESS team and looking forward to going back to Nepal after 2 months to work closely with our team in Nepal (: 

                    Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Tuesday 29 October 2013



Anne-Marthe and I are finally in Norway!!!
 Looking forward to meeting up with all our family and friends
& lots of exciting activities for A/BARENESS!

 After 4 months in Nepal we are struggling a bit with jet lag
even if Nepal is only 4.45 minutes ahead of us...
 And yes, that is right, the time difference is a bit strange
 as Nepal don't want to have the same time as India!
Or at least that is the best explanation we got when we asked our nepali friends about this issue.

Nevertheless- going to miss Nepal, but now it is all about
Norway for 2 months.

Follow us on Facebook for updates on our POP UP SHOPS and other activities:

 Yaaaawn from Karoline & Anne-Marthe (;

Friday 25 October 2013


This week the new A/BARENESS Jewellery & Knitwear
 was presented for the Fashion bloggers, jounalists & stylists @SpaltPR,
our PR-agency in Oslo

We have got a lot of media coverage since we launched
 in May
and we feel truly humble & grateful
that so many people shows interest in the A/BARENESS products.

Thank You!

* One love from Karoline & Anne-Marthe * 

Monday 21 October 2013



                       H I M A L A Y A N  H I G H

 A good friend of us, super cool, sweet & sporty Diana
 was wearing our "Elina" Beanie 
 when she went trekking in the 
Lang Tang Mountain Range few weeks back.

 Diana and Elina went to Kyanjin Ri Peak 
in Nepal which is 4779 m! 


A/BARENESS Elina Beanie
 made in warm & soft yak/merino wool

Diana- Warm & fashionably sporty looking.
You rock girl! 

Wednesday 16 October 2013



Today is the international Blog Action Day,
focusing on Human Rights

Just before we shipped our new jewellery 
collection to Norway last week, 
we had a small gathering
 with the artisans behind the A/BARENESS Jewellery.  

Namaste from Nepal(:  
                We are so happy that we are collaborating
                with this Metal Workshop, as the 
                   people in the management are
                        "on the same page" 
             and it is a pleasure working with these
                          guys as well.   
A part of the A/BRENESS Code of Conduct 
is to make sure that the
UN Declaration of Human Rights.
 is followed by all the suppliers in our supply chain. 
We have a long way to go, 
but we will get there step by step. 

As the Japanese poet Ryunosuke Satoro once said:

'Individually we are on drop, but together we                   are an ocean'   

    More about the Blog Action Day: 

Monday 14 October 2013


                                  Rainy days in Nepal. Kind of like it.

Sunday 13 October 2013



Our new pieces of jewellery and knits
 are on the way to Norway, but we still got plenty
 things to get done before we go to
Norway ourselves.

Here are some snapshots from a photo shoot
here the other day.

Hope you like what you see so far?

Happy Sunday from Karoline & Anne-Marthe


The new designs will be available in our webshop
end of October

POP UP SHOPS in Norway in November and December.

* Follow us on Facebook for updates *

Sunday 6 October 2013


                                             H A N D M A D E 

Step by Step

 Every piece is somehow unique with
 the small, charming differences from
piece to piece
traditional metal smith techniques.

 The production of the second
Jewellery Collection
will be shipped to Norway coming week.
 Our team in Nepal has done an very good job
 so far
 and we are looking forward to
launch in Norway in the end of October.

Will post more pics and & some video
 from the production soon.

* Enjoy your Sunday & all the small things *