SHARING IS CARING
"We only have one book so we sit together
in class and
we take turns when reading"
Jay Poudal, the photographer behind
Stories Of Nepal met these
3 little fellas on one
of his trips traveling around
documenting life in
Kids not having schoolbooks &
proper learning material
is a major issue here in
If you want to support the kids
at Maya Universe Academy
staples or others things
they need, please
send an e-mail
One time a year we go there to
follow up on our
We buy the material ourselves
& brings it to the school
to make sure no money is wasted
or other things.
See more pics & stories
Saturday 27 September 2014
Friday 26 September 2014
|We love streetart! |
Imagine, or Sneha Shrestha which is
her real name,
is one of the street artists here
in Nepal and her art can
on different walls all around
the Kathmandu valley.
Her signature style is to write different words
messages in Devanagari using her signature
calligraphy style. Love it!
Devanagari is the
nepali and (hindu!) alphabet/script
which I know how
to read, all though VEEEEEERY
like a 6-year old learning to read
for the very first time. Haha :)
Check out more from Imagine
on her blog
and her FB- Page her:
Sunday 21 September 2014
Thursday 18 September 2014
When in Nepal, everyday & everywhere
we go we see nepali women
wearing beautiful jewellery which
is also a symbol of wealth.
Each tribe has their own style
so if you know what to look for you can tell
wich tribe they belong to by having
a glimpse on the
jewellery they are wearing.
Yellow gold is
definitely the most popular precious metal, but
just recently we got to learn that
there is actually one tribe down south that
only wears silver ( bottom pic )
Have to look more into that later
One thing all the tribes have in common,
is a gold or silver amulet that is worn to
to ward off evil spirits.
The jewellery also reflects creativity
and special skills of the artisans who
have been crafting these ornaments
Keeping these traditions alive
is one of the main reasons we work
with handmade jewellery.
Man over machine.
Slow Fashion Love from
Karoline & Anne-Marthe
Wednesday 17 September 2014
|Fashion By Norway is a concept blog |
highlighting Norwegian fashion,
design and culture
and now they've been bloggin'
See the full post here:
Sunday 14 September 2014
|All our jewellery is handmade by|
local artisans here in
our designs & webshop
Friday 12 September 2014
Saturday 6 September 2014
Catalysta is a newly launched Digizine
that aims to collaborate & inspire
us to create a career
driven by passion & benefit
to the common good.
Catalysta interviewed and collected
footage from ours & 4 other international
"Slow Fashion" Fashionistas workday
on a monthly basis back in 2013,
The video series is here:
You can see 2 first episodes of "Dream Job"
now and the final 6 episodes will
be launched weekly.
A big thanks to Catalysta
for letting us be a part
of this project-
We hope you'll find it inspiring too?
Karoline & Anne-Marthe x
Thursday 4 September 2014
Monday 1 September 2014
When we went to Maya Universe
Academy to make further plans for
our "Give Back" project, I had
a nice morning moment with
one of the families living next to
the spider- infested room in the mud house
I was staying in.
(Thank God I had a mosquito net
to protect me! Not that afraid of spiders, but
fist size spiders 10 cm above the bed?
Eeehem,no thanks ;)
The last day I was there
it was Nepali mother's day
& I had some
fruits that I wanted to give the
The mother told me her husband died a few years back
so she was alone taking care of the 2 kids.
I let the kiddo borrow my camera
& he took plenty of pics of his mother.
When I had a look at the pictures after
I really think he captured different
emotions of what it's like
to be a mother & a single parent;
The responsibility- The concerns-
The hard work, but then again- The joy!
Next week we are meeting up with one of the
founders of Maya Universe
here in Kathmandu to make further plans for
bio gas toilets for the students, teachers,
the volunteers & all the
other ones contributing at the
school- it's about
100 people using the 1 toilet they got-
EVERY DAY!! And the
closest water source is literally a
hike away as you have to climb a small
hilltop to get to the water tap.
Can you even imagine?
You can read more about our project here: