What is dhaka?

Dhaka is a a traditional textile made by handloom in Nepal. It originated in Dhaka, Bangladesh yet became fashionable in the 1800s in Nepal when then Prime Minister's fashionista daughter took a liking to the fabric when she discovered it in her stay in Varansi, India. Such was her style influence that the trend took off in Nepal with such vigour that it came to be regarded as quintessentially Nepalese. 

Dhaka is made on a handloom and is a time intensive process. Our shawls are made from traditional handlooms and clothing that includes dhaka features is made using a modern handloom (but is still and non-automated, handmade process). 

Where are your products made?

All our products are made in Nepal. Our clothing is designed in Australia and made in Nepal using traditional Nepalese textiles. 

Where are you located?

Our business is located in Melbourne, Australia. For info about market stall locations, follow us on Instagram and Facebook (links at bottom of web page).

Who makes your products?

All of our products are handmade by local artisans and small businesses (no more than 15 people in a business) to ensure that money stays within the community and goes directly to staff and business owners. None of our products are produced on mass scale or through automated processes. 

If a product I like is sold out will I be able to order later? 

Given that our products are handmade, we are unable to provide the exact same design for products again. We are, however, able to share with artisans and businesses which designs are popular and discuss producing similar designs for future products. Please let us know if there's a design or product you like which is no longer available and we will use the feedback for future product development. 

What if I need to return an item?

If a product is damaged (not as a result of shipping), we will provide and exchange or refund. Send us an email at info@mansiridesign.com.au. Include your order number and a description and photo of the damage. If the product is damaged we will pay for shipping for return. 

We are able to provide exchanges for products which are undamaged and you change your mind or you feel don't fit right. Send us an email to the above address and we will send you an address to send the item to. In these cases, you will be liable for any postage and shipping fees. 

Please note we are unable to provide refunds for products which are not damaged.

How long does it take for an order to arrive?

We endeavor to process orders within 2-3 days of ordering.

* Please note that this may be delayed during peak periods such as Christmas. 

Standard shipping times within Australia

Metro - up to 3-6 business days

Country - 5 - 10 business days

International shipping

Approximately 10 - 30 days depending on region

How do I get in touch?

Drop us an email at info@mansiridesign.com.au