It is important to us that all of our employees enjoy doing their work. Of course, this starts with the working environment and, as is the case for all of us, the remuneration for work is very important.
We have agreed with our partner in Kathmandu that we will generally pay 20% above the usual wage in the industry and that we will pay out a bonus of an additional month's wages every Dashain in October (comparable to Christmas in Christianity, Eid in Islam and Divali in Hinduism) - which is... Nepal was previously unknown.
Not only should everyone involved be paid fairly, but they should also find an environment that is in harmony with people and nature: from the goats in the high valleys of the Himalayas to the shepherds who comb out their winter fur in spring to the weavers and weavers in Kathmandu who process the pure cashmere by hand.
manoli is not for profit, but we still want to sell as many scarves as possible. This is the only way we can bring about change that benefits everyone involved.