Local products displayed in 'Fashion from Home 2019'
May 20, 2019 09:02 AM NPT
By: Sonam Lama
KATHMANDU, May 20: With an aim to promote local products through women's participation, Federation of Business and Professional Women Nepal (FBPWN) organized an ensemble of fashion wears in Kathmandu on Saturday evening.
The event focused at providing a platform to showcase local products and promote the works of women entrepreneurs for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the organizers.
Fashion from Home 2019 presented Nepal made fashion wears designed by Muku, Inn Boutiques, Danfe & Hatti, and Kallisto in five different sequences. The event also showcased designer collections from young FBPWN designers. Designer wears made from Dhaka and hemp fabrics were displayed by different models. Women entrepreneurs and dignitaries from national and international arena participated in the event. Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Tham Maya Thapa, was the chief guest for the event.
Speaking at the program, Minister Thapa highlighted the importance of such events to support the idea of sustainable development. “Our costumes not only represent our cultures but also reflect our personality and overall presentation. This event has recognized the role and contribution of women for sustainable development," she said, adding: "I believe such events will help to achieve the government's motto 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali'."
Also speaking on the occasion, FBPWN President Ambica Shrestha shed lights on the activities of the federation. "With involvement of 110 countries across the globe in the federation, I believe we, as women workers and entrepreneurs, have had significant roles to reach where we are today,” said Shrestha.
Similarly, Susan Jones, vice president at BPW International, said that the locally-made products use eco-friendly fabrics that help empower women to realize and work to meet the SDG goals. "It is a universal call for ending poverty; enhance eco-friendly environment and peace led by unified action for change,” she said.
Further, Miss Nepal Anushka Shrestha emphasized call upon one and all to promote local products. “While promoting 'Made in Nepal' products, it is important that we also focus and encourage the idea of 'Make in Nepal',” she added.