Supporting Nepal - Menu, a Danish design company, has launched a new initiative, Nepal Projects. Developed in collaboration with the aid organization Danida, Nepal Projects provides much-needed fair employment and future opportunities in one of the world's poorest countries by combining traditional fabric working skills with a contemporary Scandinavian design aesthetic.
Video: Watch Bjarne Hansen, founder of Menu, talk about the Nepal Projects, a project to bring sustainable development to Nepalese craftspeople.
Menu Afteroom Teddy - Teddy is the mascot of the Menu Nepal Project, it can be a home ornament as well as one’s beloved comfort object.
The pure shape and material of the Menu Afteroom Teddy gives lots of room for active imaginations, helping bring peaceful, cozy moods to your home life. 100% wool in six color options.
Better Opportunities - "Nepal Projects grew from our desire to use Menu as a platform for making a positive difference. Many young Nepali women from poor families risk being lured into prostitution. Through education of children and employment of young women we offer a sound and viable alternative. The Nepal Projects is our way to celebrate great craftsmanship, while helping vulnerable workers secure a better future for themselves and their families." - Bjarne Hansen, owner & founder, Menu A/S
The Menu Printed Cashmere Scarf has a geometric pattern that is hand-printed on a super-soft, fine-gauge cashmere-wool blend, available in light grey and light blue tones.
Local & Sustainable - Production takes place in the Kathmandu area, where Menu employs hundreds of weavers, tailors and other local craftspeople. Himalayan cashmere, merino wool, leather, and cotton of the finest quality are the main ingredients in the collection. Bridging traditions of East and West, the carefully crafted items are finished in muted grey, blue, green and red tones to suit a minimalist Scandinavian home decoration style.
The Menu Modern Houses are small architectural boxes for storing the best things in your life. A series of three or four nesting storage boxes, made in recognizable house shapes, in traditional or modern styles, are available in greys, reds, or greens. Collect them all.
Menu Color Pillow: Experience true cosiness with these lovely cashmere and merino wool pillows. Beautiful, fluffy, hand-made pillows with a different color on each side. 3 color combinations available.
Menu Square Bedspread: Sense the craftsmanship of this bed cover, a perfect mix of tactility and beauty. Four subtle color squares of the finest, softest 100% Merino wool.
Menu Knot Bag: A sturdy cotton storage bag. Slide one handle through the other and hang on a chair, knob, or hook. Bag is reversible, letting you show off it's light or dark side.
Exquisite Design - The results of the Nepal Project adds to the extensive Menu collection of home accessories and other design products. Menu wants to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nicer to wake up to. Collaborating with super-talented designers, they make objects to be treasured now...and forever.
Menu Square Throw: Designed in different tones of grey, the way you fold the throw decides which tone is exposed. Four subtle color squares in luxurious 100% Merino wool.
Menu Cotton Bag: 'Stand up bag' for smart storage and swift transportation. Use as a flexible hamper or laundry basket.
Menu works with some of the most exciting and driven creative individuals from the worlds of architecture and design to produce high quality products with a crisp Scandinavian look. They make beautiful objects for everyday use, whether that's an indispensable item of kitchen equipment, a clever floating shelf, or a beautiful vase that adds the finishing touch to your living space.
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