Message From Chairman
Mr. Khum Tamang
Sagarmatha Lokta Pvt. Ltd., beside working out with Nepalese Handmade paper craft, the natural resources appeals us for more healthier approach with our customer with involvement of health benefit products such as organic healthier tea.
Nepali tea is a beverage from the leaves of tea plants produced in Nepal. Nepal produces certain teas that are somewhat related to Darjeeling tea in its appearance, aroma and fruity taste. The reason for the similarity of tea produced in Nepal with the well-known Darjeeling tea is that the eastern zones of Nepal, which are the main tea producing regions of Nepal, have more or less the same geographical and topographical conditions as the Darjeeling. Nevertheless, Nepal’s teas do stand apart from the Darjeeling tea, despite being introduced to the world much later than the Darjeeling tea. Tea connoisseurs consider some of the teas from Nepal to be much better than the Darjeeling tea in its aroma, fusion, taste and colour
Sagarmatha Lokta Pvt. Ltd. supports community-based development: currently about one thousand members benefit directly as do the about 20 workers at their respective processing facilities and the 85 workers at the factory. Wages are competitive and working conditions excellent for all employees, who are drawn from a crosssection of Nepal’s many ethnic groups, giving special consideration to the poorest. Another 3500 households benefit indirectly.
Because it uses vegetable dyes and dip-dye processes that absorb all chemical dyes, which are ozone- and chlorine-free in any case, the papermaking process is environmentally sound. In addition, waste is minimal since all rejected products are recycled. In fact, the company is doing research into the use of agricultural waste, including banana leaves, cardamom stalks and rice husks, for paper production. It is also exploring the possibility of using other plants, like hemp and mitsumata (Japanese for Edgeworthia chrysantha), in paper production.