manoli cashmere project
Transparent, open and fair. For all.
Our goal = 💚 . To you. For all of us.
5 models in 12 colors each - that's the idea!
Each scarf is made in Kathmandu on traditional looms. We only use pure and selected cashmere that we source directly from local shepherds in the Himalayas.
How the project came about
Olivier Zenhäuser has been producing cashmere products in Nepal for 15 years. From the very beginning, it was important to him to treat and reward everyone he works with fairly, firmly believing that you can tell from a product whether it was made with love.
His goal is fair and sustainable production of cashmere.
Not only should everyone involved be paid fairly, but they should also find an environment that is in harmony with people and nature: from the goats in the high valleys of the Himalayas to the shepherds who comb out their winter fur in spring to the weavers and weavers in Kathmandu who process the pure cashmere by hand.
The manoli project now wants to offer these scarves at a price that many more people can afford and achieve real change through this affordable price.
However, the low price is only possible because Manoli is available exclusively online. You benefit from an unbeatable price because we can offer you your scarf directly and without intermediaries .
In addition, manoli is cost-neutral and not profit-oriented.
Not only do we want to be fair, sustainable and transparent, we also want you to be part of it.
Among other things, you can follow live how your scarf is being woven via social media.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates, pictures, videos and live streams or contact us directly via WhatsApp +41767179383.
Become a part of manoli
Our vision is to weave our scarves in our own factory. In order to continually improve our production methods, our factory should become a place for knowledge exchange.
We want to share the knowledge of Swiss Cashmere goat breeders with the shepherds in Nepal so that they can breed their goats better. We hope that this will result in better quality wool and a higher yield per goat.
Our aim is to ensure that we need fewer goats for the same amount of cashmere and so do not put any additional strain on the fragile ecosystem in the Himalayas.