Chinese children’s wear brand Balabala has made its brick-and-mortar debut in Nepal and launched a store in Labim Mall in Kathmandu featuring its full range of children’s and baby clothing and accessories.
Kathmandu, which has completed its acquisition of Rip Curl for A$350 million, intends to leverage the surf brand to help diversify its product and expand its geographic footprint to Europe and North America.
The Union Government’s Khadi and Village Industries Commission traveled to Nepal to host “Khadi Nepal” in Kathmandu. The event showcased Khadi fashion from Nepal and India on the runway to promote the sustainable weave.
The International Gem and Jewellery Expo will run in Kathmandu, Nepal from May 17 to 19 at the Department of Mines & Geology. The event will feature 70 stalls, a number of which will represent Indian businesses.
Outdoor specialist Kathmandu is targeting major growth in Europe and the US with the company saying Tuesday that its two brands have “significant” growth potential outside its core Australia and New Zealand markets.
Nepal has urged Bangladesh to withdraw its restriction on yarn import through the Banglabandha land port in Tetulia of Panchagarh district, saying the ban is causing financial losses to Nepalese yarn manufacturers.