Haushala Creatives' Holiday Gift Guide

Haushala Creatives is here for the holidays! Browse through our gift guide to find the perfect present for your family, friends, and coworkers — and for your own wish-list!

Every item is handmade in Nepal by female artisans who are building social and financial independence by knitting and sewing together. We are nonprofit; half of all profits return to the artisans, and the artisans choose to donate the other half to sustainably support children’s education at Life Vision Academy.

Every item is ethically-made and sustainably-made for a better today and better tomorrow. Our wools, threads, Dhaka and patterned fabrics are all locally sourced. Many of our zippers are donated. Our bags’ interior linings are made from recycled materials to reduce our environmental footprint. Our artisans set their own prices.

When you shop at Haushala Creatives, you are directly investing in a mother who is earning her own income for the first time. You are supporting a safe haven for women to build strength together. You are funding the school tuition of a girl who came to us homeless and malnourished. You are amplifying voices who are fighting for gender equality, for trans inclusion, for human rights; voices who are fighting against sexual assault, against exploitation, against dangerous stigmas. You are choosing handmade and sustainable products that seek to reduce the fashion industry’s environmental footprint. In shorter words: you are choosing social change, and for that, we thank you. Happy holidays!


Something for Everyone on your List

  Multi-Purpose Case , $20-30 Use it as a handheld clutch, tablet sleeve, file holder, craft supplies catch-all, and more! The large case fits an iPad and the small fits an iPad Mini. Envelope closure with wooden button and rope tie. The large case is available online in five patterns of Nepali Dhaka, and the small case in two.

Multi-Purpose Case, $20-30
Use it as a handheld clutch, tablet sleeve, file holder, craft supplies catch-all, and more! The large case fits an iPad and the small fits an iPad Mini. Envelope closure with wooden button and rope tie. The large case is available online in five patterns of Nepali Dhaka, and the small case in two.

  The Triangle Tote , $15  Our signature canvas triangle bag could be your new go-to tote! Durable canvas on the outside, nylon on the inside: perfect for groceries or beach trips. Choose your favorite Dhaka pattern to show through the triangle cutout.

The Triangle Tote, $15

Our signature canvas triangle bag could be your new go-to tote! Durable canvas on the outside, nylon on the inside: perfect for groceries or beach trips. Choose your favorite Dhaka pattern to show through the triangle cutout.

  The Maya Infinity Scarf,  $35  (On sale for $25!)  Maya means Love. Our artisans make each knit scarf with love in each stitch, and we know you'll love wearing it! This classic layering piece can be draped around the neck in several ways. Made with locally-sourced wool, 9" wide. Available online in about 30 variations.

The Maya Infinity Scarf, $35 (On sale for $25!)
Maya means Love. Our artisans make each knit scarf with love in each stitch, and we know you'll love wearing it! This classic layering piece can be draped around the neck in several ways. Made with locally-sourced wool, 9" wide. Available online in about 30 variations.

  The Deepa Rainbow Tote,  $15  A great way to add color to an outfit, or show your pride! Just like our triangle tote, it’s made of durable canvas on the outside with quick-dry nylon on the inside. One half features multicolored stripes: choose them either up the side or across the bottom.

The Deepa Rainbow Tote, $15

A great way to add color to an outfit, or show your pride! Just like our triangle tote, it’s made of durable canvas on the outside with quick-dry nylon on the inside. One half features multicolored stripes: choose them either up the side or across the bottom.

For the university student

  Dhaka Laptop Case , $45  (On sale for $35!)  Our patterned laptop sleeves are hand sewn in an array of Nepali Dhaka prints. The laptop case measures approx. Fits standard laptops up to 17" screen. Envelope closure with wooden button and rope tie. Available online in 5 patterns.

Dhaka Laptop Case, $45 (On sale for $35!)
Our patterned laptop sleeves are hand sewn in an array of Nepali Dhaka prints. The laptop case measures approx. Fits standard laptops up to 17" screen. Envelope closure with wooden button and rope tie. Available online in 5 patterns.

  Dhaka Drawstring Backpack , $25 Our drawstring travel backpack is ready to follow you anywhere: from class to the gym, from the beach to the mountains. Available online in our classic black-and-white Himalaya pattern and our new indigo-striped Jomsom print.

Dhaka Drawstring Backpack, $25
Our drawstring travel backpack is ready to follow you anywhere: from class to the gym, from the beach to the mountains. Available online in our classic black-and-white Himalaya pattern and our new indigo-striped Jomsom print.

For the frequent flyer

  Weekender Travel Bag , $65 ( On sale for $55! ) Carry-on luggage has never looked better. Our travel bag holds everything you need, no matter where you're going. Zip closure, cloth interior pocket, vegan leather bottom. Sturdy and self-standing. Available online in 5 patterns.

Weekender Travel Bag, $65 (On sale for $55!)
Carry-on luggage has never looked better. Our travel bag holds everything you need, no matter where you're going. Zip closure, cloth interior pocket, vegan leather bottom. Sturdy and self-standing. Available online in 5 patterns.

  Passport Wallet,  $12 Bon voyage! Keep your passport safe and stylish in this fitted sleeve, or use this as a standard wallet for cash and cards. Two interior pockets hold your passport secure. Fits most passport sizes, including UK and US. Available online in two patterns.

Passport Wallet, $12
Bon voyage! Keep your passport safe and stylish in this fitted sleeve, or use this as a standard wallet for cash and cards. Two interior pockets hold your passport secure. Fits most passport sizes, including UK and US. Available online in two patterns.

For the fearless feminist

  Haushala Mascot Tote,  $15 "Empower. Elevate. Encourage."   Our mascot tote is a must-have for anyone who aligns with our Haushala Creatives mission. We love our Supergirl Mascot and we believe superheroes can be any gender! Each purchase funds our artisan cooperative, our women's coworking space, and girls' education.

Haushala Mascot Tote, $15
"Empower. Elevate. Encourage." Our mascot tote is a must-have for anyone who aligns with our Haushala Creatives mission. We love our Supergirl Mascot and we believe superheroes can be any gender! Each purchase funds our artisan cooperative, our women's coworking space, and girls' education.

  Donate a sewing machine or free training!  Make a donation in honor of a loved one. By donating to Haushala Creatives, you will help fund a new cooperative hub in a rural village, bringing sewing machines and free vocational trainings to more women in the Kathmandu Valley. We'll send you a greeting card you can give to your honoree, conveying your gift's impact.  Click here  to give any amount.

Donate a sewing machine or free training!
Make a donation in honor of a loved one. By donating to Haushala Creatives, you will help fund a new cooperative hub in a rural village, bringing sewing machines and free vocational trainings to more women in the Kathmandu Valley. We'll send you a greeting card you can give to your honoree, conveying your gift's impact. Click here to give any amount.

For Snow Lovers, Hat Wearers, and the Perpetually Cold

  River Beanie, $15  This soft, ribbed hat has a slouchier fit than the Pepper Beanie. Perfect for all-year wear. Available online in 8 colors.

River Beanie, $15
This soft, ribbed hat has a slouchier fit than the Pepper Beanie. Perfect for all-year wear. Available online in 8 colors.

  Knit Bow Headband,  $15 Brand new this winter! Stay warm and stylish with our handknit bow headbands. Available online in 4 colors.

Knit Bow Headband, $15
Brand new this winter! Stay warm and stylish with our handknit bow headbands. Available online in 4 colors.

  Pepper Beanie,  $15 A new take on the classic beanie. Our soft, stretchy hat with a tighter fit than the River Beanie. Available online in 5 colors.

Pepper Beanie, $15
A new take on the classic beanie. Our soft, stretchy hat with a tighter fit than the River Beanie. Available online in 5 colors.

  Knit 3-in-1 , $15 Know someone who's always cold? Cover all the bases: this knit transforms from a foldover headband, to a neck muffler, to a hand-warmer.

Knit 3-in-1, $15
Know someone who's always cold? Cover all the bases: this knit transforms from a foldover headband, to a neck muffler, to a hand-warmer.

And More!

Visit our store to browse more products, patterns, and colors. We are also on Etsy!

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