EST WST Collective

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Name

EST WST Collective

Instagram

estwstcollective

Website

http://www.estwstcollective.com/

Category

Apparel, Bags, Accessories, Handmade

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@estwstcollective

natural fibers | local production | global collaboration

4949 Followers

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Exposing layers. #estwst #kathmandu
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Let’s go Monday🌞 Wearing the Daytrip Backpack in organic handloom denim.
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The only difference between a weed and a flower is judgment. -unknown #tbt #nepal #estwst
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Taking a minute before stepping into a new week, wearing the Terai Tote and Lowland Polo in Mauve. @sashaturrentine
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In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.” ― Robin Wall Kimmerer 📷 @temple_trees
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Catching some February sun 🌞The KTM City Rucksack in handloom ikat + vegetable tanned leather.
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What role do businesses have in the wellbeing of others? This is a question we continue to ask, and we recognize that EST/WST has a role in a complex system that spans multiple countries and many communities. Some of these communities struggle with even the most basic human needs, such as access to clean water. For this reason, we’re partnering with @waterharvestorg to support their life-changing clean water projects in rural India, donating $10 from each purchase of our Indian organic cotton collections. See link in bio for more info —> #estwst #purchasewithpurpose #fairtrade #india
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Our dhaka collection features textiles traditionally used for men’s hats (topis) in Nepal. Shop our handmade headwear with the link in our bio. #estwst #connectglobally
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Our newest addition, The Leila mini tote can be worn crossbody or as a backpack. Made from vegetable tanned leather, handwoven natural fibers and stitched in the US. #estwst
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It wasn’t until we went back to Nepal four years ago that we really started to understand the interconnection of the world and the impact our decisions have on the environment. Check out the link in our bio to learn more about our inspiration and the reasons we’ve made the choices we have. #estwst #connectglobally
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Those little nooks of nature in the crazy concrete sprawl #estwst
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When you want ramen but he wants tacos. #estwst #connectglobally
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About

About

OUR MISSION
EST WST is an expression of creativity, authenticity and concern for our global population. As a socially focused brand, we’re committed to sustainability and rural development, providing an authentic alternative to conventional fashion. Each product is crafted from natural fibers, recycled materials, and traditional handwoven textiles sourced directly from our partner weavers in rural Nepal and India. Our goal is to highlight the authenticity and creativity that persists through an increasingly fabricated world.

To minimize our carbon footprint, we’re committed to using certified organic cotton, hemp, stinging nettle (allo), and waterproof lining made from recycled plastics.

We partner with rural weavers for our handloom textiles, offering an authentic piece of culture while providing a sustainable form of income for our partner communities. Through the purchase of our products, you support the preservation of a dying craft and the livelihood of marginalized groups in Nepal and India.

Through our consumption, we create connections: consume consciously – connect globally.

OUR STORY
We’re a brother-sister team who started EST WST Collective out of the understanding that every action has an effect on the planet and its population. We recognize the potential for positive impact and envision a sustainable brand that connects consumers to artists and their culture through design.

The inspiration for EST WST began when we traveled to Nepal and India in 2010. Our parents spent 12 years in the small landlocked country, which included our early years. We fell in love with many aspects of the culture in South Asia, including the general warm-hearted nature of the people, the creativity, the calculated chaos, the pristine beauty, the chai and the tradition of weaving. We learned about the diverse cultural traditions in Nepal and the importance of the handloom industry in India. We became aware of the decline in handloom textiles and the desperate need for sustainable development in rural regions. And we connected with the next generation of students, artists and visionaries who are pushing the status quo.

Through EST WST Collective, we support the balance of preservation and modernization. We believe there can be progress without the compensation of culture.

@estwstcollective

natural fibers | local production | global collaboration

4949 Followers

Smile


Exposing layers. #estwst #kathmandu
link


Let’s go Monday🌞 Wearing the Daytrip Backpack in organic handloom denim.
link


The only difference between a weed and a flower is judgment. -unknown #tbt #nepal #estwst
link


Taking a minute before stepping into a new week, wearing the Terai Tote and Lowland Polo in Mauve. @sashaturrentine
link


In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.” ― Robin Wall Kimmerer 📷 @temple_trees
link


Catching some February sun 🌞The KTM City Rucksack in handloom ikat + vegetable tanned leather.
link


What role do businesses have in the wellbeing of others? This is a question we continue to ask, and we recognize that EST/WST has a role in a complex system that spans multiple countries and many communities. Some of these communities struggle with even the most basic human needs, such as access to clean water. For this reason, we’re partnering with @waterharvestorg to support their life-changing clean water projects in rural India, donating $10 from each purchase of our Indian organic cotton collections. See link in bio for more info —> #estwst #purchasewithpurpose #fairtrade #india
link


Our dhaka collection features textiles traditionally used for men’s hats (topis) in Nepal. Shop our handmade headwear with the link in our bio. #estwst #connectglobally
link


Our newest addition, The Leila mini tote can be worn crossbody or as a backpack. Made from vegetable tanned leather, handwoven natural fibers and stitched in the US. #estwst
link


It wasn’t until we went back to Nepal four years ago that we really started to understand the interconnection of the world and the impact our decisions have on the environment. Check out the link in our bio to learn more about our inspiration and the reasons we’ve made the choices we have. #estwst #connectglobally
link


Those little nooks of nature in the crazy concrete sprawl #estwst
link


When you want ramen but he wants tacos. #estwst #connectglobally
link