Ethical Fashion

The Nepali handicrafts industry not only practices and preserves age-old tradition and culture in Nepal but also is a driving force in eliminating poverty by creating innumerable job opportunities, especially for women. We're extremely proud that our main supplier is a female entrepreneur with more than 50% female workers. 

Our story

It all started in 1984 when Arks founder, Noah, decided to take a break from university studies in Canada and go backpacking, see the world and figure out what to do with his life. While trekking in Nepal, he got a feeling he should bring some of the cool stuff he saw in Kathmandu back home to sell. After spending a few months on the beaches in Thailand thinking things over, he was ready to go for it. Ark Imports was born in 1985 and since then, Noah has been going back to Nepal twice a year for the last 34 years. I guess he figured out what he wanted to do with his life.....

Manufacturing ethically since 1985.

Find us in The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Fashion Directory