“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak,” said Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig, an American fashion designer and writer.
If you’re a fashionista looking to style yourself in a way that reflects your personality, as this quote suggests, we’ve compiled a list of Nepali clothing startups that offer one-of-a-kind fashion outfits and more:
Fibro is a smart-casual Nepalese clothing brand that debuted in 2018. This clothing brand was founded with the goal of democratizing Nepal’s perception of the fashion and clothing industry. It all started with one product, a winter fur jacket in signature black with the USP of being waterproof, dustproof, and water-resistant; now, this startup offers a wide range of garments, including summer jackets, pullovers, bomber jackets, polo t-shirts, feather down half jackets (lightweight), feather down jackets, summer cotton shirts, sweatshirts, and more.
You can order online or visit the company’s office in Ghattekulo to purchase.
Shovit Raj Upadhyaya founded Bikram Sambat, one of Nepal’s first denim brands, in 2017. This brand was created in order to provide consumers with genuine and high-quality denim products, which many were unable to obtain even at higher prices. Bikram Sambat currently offers a variety of products for men and women, including tunic shirts, plain polo tees, and pants.
3. HattiHatti Nepal
HattiHatti Nepal, a company that upcycles old, vintage, and unused saris into beautiful fashion products, was founded in 2014. Through sustainable sewing skills and non-formal education, HattiHatti empowers women from marginalized communities to become socially and economically independent. Cushions, jeans pouches, headbands, scrunchies, scarves, and a variety of other products, all designed, stitched, and sewed by the women themselves, range in price from Rs 75 to Rs 3,000.
HattiHatti Nepal can be purchased in person at its office on Ekantakuna Road in Jawalakhel, or through stores such as Local Project Nepal (Jhamsikhel and LeSherpa) and Timro Concept Store (Bakhundole), as well as through its Instagram and Facebook pages.
Customandu is a startup that allows customers to customize their own shoes, such as formal leather shoes, casual sneakers, and other styles. It also does shoe hydro dipping. This company was founded in December 2019 with the goal of providing custom shoes to Nepalese customers. Customers can project their personalities through their customized, personalized, and hand-painted kicks, thanks to this company.
You can personalise your shoes from here by contacting it via their Instagram page.
5. Lakhey Nepal
Lakhey Nepal is a Nepalese fashion label that primarily works in the formal wear and streetwear fashion segments of the apparel industry, with a focus on young women. Erina Shrestha, a graduate of IEC College of Art & Fashion, founded this clothing company in 2018. It has recently expanded its product line to include babywear and men’s clothing. All manufacturing and production work, such as fabric and pattern creation, is completed in Nepal.
6. Kiroz Fashion
Kiroz Fashion is a local clothing company that creates and sells garments made primarily of denim, hosiery, chiffon, and cotton twills, which are blended with lycra, a type of synthetic, cotton, and polyester. This brand, which debuted in 2019, offers a diverse range of fashion items for men and women, including t-shirts, kurtas, windcheaters, watches, sunglasses, and more.
7. Phalano Luga
Famous cartoonist Rajesh KC founded the Nepali apparel brand Phalano Luga in 2013. This company makes t-shirts with unique artwork designs as well as humorous Nepali sayings, phrases, riddles, and characters. The t-shirts made by Phalano Luga are made from 100% cotton.
Phalano t-shirts can be purchased at its stores in Sajha Line, Pulchok, and CTC Mall, Sundhara.