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$13.00 pledged of $30,000 goal
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About this project

Backing our project will help fund our effort to open a storefront in the Raleigh area for our handcrafted Tibetan beads, pendants and jewelry supplies.

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We are a small Tibetan family-owned business based in the USA and Nepal. We make all our products in Kathmandu, Nepal in a small workshop. Some of our raw materials and supplies for our designs are made employing other Nepalese & Tibetan artisan families. We work very hard to keep the Tibetan cultural crafts alive through our work. Since we  started an online shop, we have been rewarded by loyal clients who have made us the number one destination for Ethnic, Tribal Tibetan & Nepalese Style of Jewelry & Supplies for jewelry designers, hobbyists, retailers and costume designers worldwide. Our next step is to open a storefront in the Raleigh, NC area. We already have a suitable retail space we have looked at and just need the funding to make this dream a reality.

We are set apart from all others because we design and make our own products like Tibetan beads, pendants and jewelry supplies, and are able to offer our crafts directly to our clients without any middlemen. This ensures that our goods meet our high quality standards, are produced ethically, and by using eco-friendly production practices including recycling materials.

Risks and challenges

We have been making our beads and Tibetan jewelry crafts for decades and taken our business online for five years now already. We have the necessary experience in all aspects of our business and have developed close relationships with our raw materials suppliers in Nepal and customers world-wide.

One of the biggest challenges we faced was the April 2015 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake. During one of the worst natural disasters in Nepal's history, thousands lost their lives, and many of us were left to rebuilt our lives all over again. We faced a lot of property damage, including inventory and structural damages. During weeks of food, water and all kinds of shortages, we made it a priority to relocate to a safer location and kept working hard to ensure our clients would receive their orders in as timely a manner as possible under the circumstances. With much love and support from all our loyal clients, we were able to overcome such a major disaster. The disaster also proved our dedication to work and our clients, our professionalism, and the love and support our clients have for us that we are so grateful for.
Upon successful funding, we will keep our supporters updated with our progress through our Facebook page.

Taxes, Duties & Shipping: We are absorbing the cost of the shipping charges on most gifts but international backers (countries outside the U.S.) will be responsible for covering any applicable VAT, import duties, etc. in the destination country.

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    Our Gratitude & a Thank You on Facebook

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    Small Prayer Flags & Gift Pouch

    Receive a set of Small Tibetan Prayer Flags & a handmade Tibetan Gift Pouch made from recycled fabric

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    Large Prayer Flags & Gift Pouch

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    Small Tibetan Singing Bowl

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    Handknotted 2' x 2' Tibetan Rug

    Receive a handknotted 2' x 2' Tibetan Rug

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    Handknotted 3' x 6' Tibetan Rug

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    Trip to Kathmandu, Nepal

    Take a 7 day trip to Kathmandu, Nepal. Enjoy local sights & a guided tour of the city. Includes coach airfare from a major airport, internal transfers, hotels, meals, and special events. Available to only four people.

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Funding period

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