In April 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. At a moment when everybody were hopeless, our 2 co-founders fundraised and supported the affected families in remote villages through small NGOs.
Many people in Europe loved the products on sale and supported the project. Inspired by the idea of bridging fashion and culture across borders, the idea of harnessing the power of ecommerce to share unique craftsmanship came to mind. After a year in making, Planetlocal was born.
People should not be underprivileged because they are born in a poor country. If we create an opportunity for them, we can change their lives. We have a bold vision to provide a meaningful platform for quality products handmade by amazing artisans from developing countries and to promote socially meaningful purchase. Our first destination is the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal where our co-founder- Raju was born.
We work effortlessly to empower local artisans to help them build a better future for their families. In order to realise this vision, we need your support. We would also really appreciate if you know of any designers out there who are willing to collaborate with us to co-create value.
At a time of fast paced mass consumption, our products communicate stories of hope that are woven into them using traditional hand-making techniques. Each of our products are handcrafted with love and no two pieces are alike. Our products are carefully selected and ethically sourced directly from artisans and suppliers with whom we've family like relationships.
We understand your concern about shipping. So, we've based our storage in Hong Kong to expediate the delivery to your doorstep. Thank you for listening to our story and we hope our products serve the purpose of adding some colours and positivity to your life.
Great Gift that keeps on giving <3. Produced, wrapped and sent with personalised note and additional handmade gift...incredible service, and you are supporting the Nepalese local economy. Highly recommendable!!! "
- Marion G. Mueller
Thanks so much for the beautiful pashmina scarves. I absolutely adore them. The communication from planet local made purchasing a dream, and they arrived in New Zealand in no time with zero hassle. The packaging was completely amazing and made them perfect to give away (although in the end I loved them so much I kept both for myself!)"
- Lorena Langman
Thanks for the excellent communications. Unbelievable customer service. They go the extra mile so buy with confidence. Not only was it as pictured and described but was really great craftsmanship. Makes me happy that a purchase here also helps the craftsmen and women in Nepal. So just know it is truly making a difference to their lives."