Kishan Shrestha, 23, of Lalitpur started working as an accountant in a textile company while he was at the higher secondary level. He spent about four good years of his life there as he got to learn a lot about the textile industry in Nepal and understand the strengths and loopholes of the market.
“But, I also became aware of the amount of pollution and waste generated by the textile industry during the production, of the range of wages the workers are paid and many more aspects of the fashion industry,” he says. After realising this dark side of the industry, Shrestha felt the need to start something on his own in this very industry in order to bridge this gap. Because her mother was also into designing once and had a good idea of textiles, he decided to launch his own venture.
Hence, Shrestha came up with his brainchild, Kashyapi Nepal, a sustainable fashion brand at the end of his bachelor’s level studies in April 2019. His company is making significant progress in Nepal’s sustainable fashion industry although slowly (as ‘sustainable fashion’ is also called ‘slow fashion’ across the world).
Resourcefulness of recycled fabrics