LAMALI wurde 1993 gegründet, as a result to its founder's desire to mix business and his interest for Nepal. As a researcher, he has travelled many times to Humla, and thus naturally decided that Lamali should get involved there.

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LAMALI has always had an ethical approach on business. For about 20 years now, LAMALI has been working with several partners in Nepal and India. Those suppliers make our entire collections � from paper-making to felt or textile � and walk by our side toward any new direction we take.

Creation and orders

Several times a year, we think up our permanent collections in our office in Paris. Displayed in international professional fairs (Maison et Objet, Tendence, etc.), they are available in our Parisian stock, and you can discover them on this website.

Paris is also the place where Lamali answers to your specific requests; would it concern the conception of a specific product, the creation of a pattern or of an exclusive paper, or large quantities productions.

We hope to work with you soon, and thank you for your trust and fidelity.

Our ethical commitment in Nepal:

"In the paper factory in Kathmandu, employees listen to music, laugh and sing, the ambiance is really convivial" - D. Friedlander, founder of Lamali

At Lamali, we care about subjects such as organisation, wages, working time, women labour, employees' protection and environmental concerns.
In Nepal, these concerns resulted in a retirement system for the workers, a follow-up care for them and their families, and schooling for their children. More recently, a drinking water system has been launched in the paper and felt factory.

The plan of education incentives consists of grants paid to each parent-employee. This measure was launched in 2000 and is unlimited in time. The grant is based on supporting documents provided by the parents, up until the last year of secondary school. Even if this grant is given to each employee, Lamali's priority is to touch the families the more moderate, and reinforce the access to fundamental education for their children. This goal seems to be on his way to success, as today workers are aware of the importance of young children education and schooling.

 

Quality and sustainability concerns

We are proud to say that our Nepalese suppliers were all acknowledged for the quality of their work, being certified with:

ISO 9001:2000.
An international certificate on quality management which guarantees that the products provided meet the customer and the applicable regulatory requirements.

ISO 14001:2004
An international certificate on environmental management which highlights the conformity of the environmental management system in progress to the environment goals aimed by the company.

 

They are also members of:
Faire Trade Group Nepal - The main objective of Fair Trade Group Nepal is to promote fair trade across Nepal, make that fair trade principals are implemented in all kind of activities and influence official policies with fair trade concerns.

 

Our Indian partner: NGO Conserve India

In India, Lamali actively supports NGO Conserve India since their beginning. NGO Conserve India provides work opportunities to the most underprivileged persons in the slums of New Delhi. Conserve integrated Fair Trade principles in its activities, making sure that social aspects of work such as wages, are respected. Conserve also aims at increasing environmental awareness, its creation motive, systematically using recycled or upcycled raw materials and transforming them into useful objects. From material collection to product designs, each step of production is in the hand of Conserve. Our cooperation gave birth to the Indian Truck collection, a range of products made out of recycled tyres and seat belts, which you can discover in our catalogue.

� If you want one ��buy two! Coz, it always helps to have a SPARE TYRE! "