Sustainable Carpet and Pashmina

Enhancing Sustainability and Profitability of the Carpet and Pashmina Industries in the Kathmandu Valley

Carpet and pashmina production are Nepal's second and third largest source of export earnings, and provide the largest source of industrial employment. These industries, however, are constrained by outdated production methods that are inefficient and highly polluting, leading to reduced competitiveness and environmental impacts.

The Project aims to increase resource efficiency, profitability, and sustainable growth by mobilising private sector and relevant public sector authorities to reduce fuel and water use, and water pollution in the Nepalese carpet and pashmina industries. The project promotes sustainable production and SME profitability in the two of Nepal's highest earning yet most polluting industries.

Duration: 1/2014 - 7/2017

Total budget: EUR 1,058,939 (EU Contribution: 90%)


Ms. Jenny Hanley

40 Sciennes, EH9 1NJ

Mercy Corps (MC) Mercy Corps (MC)
MC is the lead partner and responsible for the overall project management and implementation.
Society for Environment and Economic Development- Nepal (SEED-Nepal) Society for Environment and Economic Development- Nepal (SEED-Nepal)
SEED-Nepal is the project partner. It plays role in the implementation of SCP concept through application of cleaner production in carpet and pashmina industries including wool dyeing industries.
Sustainable Carpet and Pashmina Impact Sheet Sustainable Carpet and Pashmina Impact Sheet
This final project publication provides information about the project's economic, environmental and social impacts, it's target groups and policy development. The Sustainable Carpet and Pashmina project ended in July 2017.

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Strategizing the international competitiveness of the Nepalese pashmina industries

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