Nepal Handloom Silk Industry is the first and only company in Nepal to manufacture and export Hand-woven Raw Silk fabrics and garments. The company was started as a Handloom Silk fabric and garment manufacturer, promoting and developing 100% natural resourced fiber produced here in Nepal. Since then, currently a 2nd generation in business, for 30 plus years, we have been successful in satisfying customers globally.
Nepal Handloom Silk Industry uses an aged and traditional style of handloom weaving, which outcomes a fabric of rare craft with a luxurious look. The fabrics are woven in an old and long-established Foot – Treadle Floor Loom. Weaving is done by intersecting the longitudinal threads, the warp, i.e. “that which is thrown across”, with the transverse threads, the weft, i.e. “that which is woven”.
Unlike Chinese Fine Silk, the Silk manufactured by Nepal Handloom Silk Industry have raw and rare texture which is esteemed by all generations and classes of people. Raw silk is fabric that has not been treated. Other silk products have had their Sericin removed, a gum substance that protects Silk fibers. Sericin gives Raw Silk a stiffer quality than silk that has had its Sericin removed.
Nepal Handloom Silk Industry manufactures its fabrics from 100% natural fibers and raw materials resulting in the unique texture on the fabric and its comfortabilty on human skin making it free from allergies. We do not use any kind of synthetic fibers. Our top priority has always been to keep our products in quality, although small variations in color, texture and shrinkage up to a maximum of 3% is possible due to the entirely handmade nature of every product.
Fabrics are mostly 45” (inches wide) to maintain quality. However we can offer the sizes and thickness as per demand of the clients, keeping the maximum width 90” to the length of your choice. Weight of the fabric can also be changed by increasing or decreasing the intensity of the warp and weft. The prices change proportionately. We can also offer the fabric in different type of weave as per order, but since it is handcrafted, there may be slight distinction in color and texture.