Experience Good Travel with Marriott & Contribute to Environment, Community & Art Conservation
Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy is a program that offers meaningful travel, allowing you the opportunity to create a positive impact as you explore and build deeper connections in local communities when you stay in our hotels.
With over 100 curated experiences, the program focuses on three pillars – Environmental Protection, Community Engagement, and conserving traditional art form.
Discover how you can contribute meaningfully to Community Engagement with us at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel.
Traditionally made local sustainable products are a source of livelihood for a large part of the ethnic communities in Nepal. However, globalization has created a dip in its popularity and demand with easily available alternatives, threatening the local handicraft ecosystem.
Traditionally Produced Sustainable Crafts
Hariyo Craft (Green & Sustainable): Why It Matters
Local sustainable products are a source of livelihood for a large part of the ethnic communities in Nepal. However, easily available alternatives has created a dip in its popularity.
Traditional crafts are not only unique in their look but also sustainable as it is made with locally available materials such as tree bark, hay, and corn husk. In addition, it engages the whole community in the production process from collecting the raw materials to the creation of the final product. Despite their significance, these products are challenged by alternative modern products that hold a strong sway over the market and the current generation at large.
Hariyo Craft : The Experience
Have Fun Creating Your Own Hariyo Art Piece
We invite guests to experience the making of crafts using sustainable products, learn & experience firsthand the importance of this art form in supporting economical and environmental ecosystem.
Guests can join the traditional craft experts at Nepal Knotcraft Center and participate in a 1.5-hour interactive craft-making session where they will learn how to turn locally available, natural raw materials into a craft. Guests will also learn under the same roof, the unique craft making styles, representing different ethnic groups of Nepal.
Guided Hands-on Experience
Join Nepal Knotcraft Center’s traditional craft expert on a hands-on experience in making Nepalese traditional crafts using locally available sustainable products.
Hariyo Craft: The Impact
Promoting Hariyo, the Sustainable Art Form
Guests have a hands-on experience of this art form which also spotlight the need for working with traditional & sustainable products that reduce carbon footprints and help towards building a greener and brighter future.
Guests will walk away with newfound knowledge and appreciation about traditional and sustainable products, by knowing the profound impact a simple, daily use product can have on our environment and community. They will also help support an initiative that preserves the age-old craft of the ethnic communities of Nepal, by encouraging the women of each community to contribute and build with pride on a centuries old skill that has stood the test of time and holds immense relevance in today’s age. Women empowerment is also supported and encouraged, as the Centre employs women of different ethnic communities in Nepal, helping them with a livelihood and the opportunity to contribute towards building a better tomorrow for themselves and the world at large.