The fabrics of our yoga pillows are woven by hand in Bhaktapur, one of the ancient royal cities in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal.
Photo 1 and 2: Winding the bobbins for the looms. The weft threads of the thick fabrics are spun by hand, which makes the fabric extra special.
Photo 3 and 4: Ladies behind their loom
Photo 5: The decoration on the top of the pillows is often applied with a block stamp. The blocks are made by craftsmen, cutted from wood.
Photo 6 and 7: Ladies of the block printing studio in Patan at work.
Photo 8 - 11: There are a number of electrical machines in the sewing workshop, but most sewing machines are operated by feet.
Photo 12: The result, a nice cover for a yoga pillow. In the Netherlands a reintegration company fills the pillows with buckwheat hulls.