This is Rajan! As you can tell from his photo, he is a very smiley guy. And, despite his youthful looks, he has already been working in the garment- and bag-making industry for 22 years. He and his team of ~8 people work out of a little manufacturing shop in Kathmandu.
Rajan and his team make duffle bags, jackets and and packs year-round. His designs range from lightweight rain jackets right through to super-puffy “down suits” for Everest summitteers and windproof jumpsuits for crazy adventurers skydiving from extreme altitudes. (Click here see more photos).
Rajan also has a giving side to his business. When times are quieter at the factory; his team sews between 50-200 small backpacks. Then, he and his friend carry them (literally) to disadvantaged mountain villages where they distribute the bags to children who do not have access to such a simple but important item.
We were happy to start working with Rajan because he and his work are so professional; but we are even happier to keep working with him because of his happy demeanour and commitment to helping others!