The term ‘Kaligarh’ means artisan, someone specialized in a craft or art form, usually worked by hand. The brand Kaligarh, founded in the Nepali valley of Kathmandu, pays tribute to the artisans of the Himalayan region, often playing with designs inherited from the past to re-craft them into new forms. Each Kaligarh piece is handmade by artisans as the brand holds dear the values of fair trade and sustainability. Kaligarh aims to promote the work of all the artisans, keeping in mind their personal needs and enhancing their incomes by inculcating in them a positive sense of identity. The artisans are encouraged to revive fading artistic techniques by incorporating them into contemporary pieces.