It was on a mission to Kathmandu for Handicap International that Thierry and Valérie discovered Nepal and the Himalayan region . When they completed their contract, the couple decided to suggest a project to the association: they would carry out a study of equitable commerce in the Himalayan region. This led them into contact and dialogue with the artisans of the valley of Kathmandu — some of whom were to become their suppliers.

Little by little, the pull to create something new and to live a meaningful adventure called them to Nepal, together with their desire to develop a stronger local economy and to celebrate the exceptional artisanal craftwork of the region.

They created MUSKHANE in 2003 and put down roots in Kathmandu. Today, a small team coordinates the production and the preparation of orders, while the finishing of the products is assured by a precious trio of couturiers with magic fingers.

After 15 years in Nepal, Valérie, Thierry, and their children have come back to France, where they now pilot operations from the heart of the French Alps, in Annecy.

 

NOBILITY OF MATERIALS CRAFT BY HAND

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MUSKHANE’s products are hand-made in the workshops of the Kathmandu Valley. They are composed entirely of natural, renewable materials.

The working of these natural fibres is the special expertise of Nepalese artisans. Their handicraft continues to evolve technically, thanks to creative innovations and quality controls introduced by the brand.

Valérie trained in the working of felted wool in these ateliers, and makes regular trips to the workshops in order to create prototypes and to test the functionality of the objects that she designs, alongside Emma Nivet.

The quality of the wools, the strict attention to detail, and the care that goes into each of MUSKHANE’s products bring forth our line of unique objects, infused with softness and harmony.