Ganesh Himal Trading

(For-profit organisation)

Ganesh Himal Trading has been supplying shops and retail customers in North America with high quality, handcrafted clothing, jewelry, textiles, and paper since 1984. The company imports directly from small cottage industries in Nepal, including development projects working to improve the lives of Tibetan refugees and women.

The goal of Ganesh Himal Trading has always been to support work that enhances people’s lives and traditions. They work directly with the producers as a team, expanding each others’ talents and ideas. They have taken the concept of long term partnerships very seriously and have worked with many of their producer groups for over 20 years.

By assisting in product development, purchasing and importing these artisans’ products, the goal of the company has been to create mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships with low income, refugee and fair trade artisan groups in Nepal. The principles of fair trade are central to their philosophy and the way they do business.


Year established


Participant in relevant networks

Fair Trade Federation; Green America Business Network with a listing in the National Green Pages; Fair Trade Resource Network

About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States Asia: Nepal

Global issues

Trade and development

Goods categories

Apparel & fashion; Arts, crafts & toys

Business sectors

Arts and culture; Manufacturing