Inspired by the ancient beauty of the Himalayas and the colorful saris worn by Himalayan women, kooloo Felted Silk Sari Scarves create strikingly beautiful and ultra-soft accents for any outfit. Each kooloo scarf is handcrafted in Nepalese women’s collectives, helping improve the lives of local female craftspeople. Wisps of colorful natural wool are hand felted into up-cycled silk sari material, achieving a singularly exotic look and gorgeous texture. Add a burst of color and silky softness with kooloo's easy elegance, and surprise a friend with what's sure to be her new favorite accessory.
The kooloo brand of accessories is a creation of Distinctly Himalayan Imports, a Tibetan-owned and run business based in NY. Distinctly Himalayan partners with socially conscious artisans and manufacturers throughout the Himalaya, and kooloo is their exclusive brand of natural, hand-crafted scarves and shawls. Their goal is to meld style and design, while still focusing on finding unique handcrafted accessories at an accessible price.
Raised in Nepal and India, the founders have more than just an in-depth knowledge of local cultures and businesses. It is their home, and the people they work with are family and friends. Because of this, the supply side partners are either certified fair trade non-profits, or individual artisans and family run businesses that cannot achieve this status, but still maintain the same high ethical standards. Distinctly Himalayan's goal in all cases is to provide a sufficient amount of work for them to grow and employ more people, while maintaining the highest standards of style and quality.
“Imagination cures the chaos in the heart. It is a Tibetan proverb our mothers often repeated, perhaps in response to unvoiced questions about our refugee existence. For us, as for our parents, our homeland exists only in the imagination, but our heritage and our enduring culture will always provide inspiration for us. An inspiration I hope we can share with you.” Jamyang Lodoe, owner