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The artistry of Southeast Asia is distinctive and timeless. The crafts of our artisans are steeped in tradition.

Neepa Hut now shares their stories with you.

 

01 - who we are


NEEPA HUT distills the artistic beauty of Southeast Asia by finding the region’s most unique handcrafted accessories and household goods and bringing them to you and your contemporary home.

As a Los Angeles-based social entrepreneur, we aim to preserve the heritage of Southeast Asia artisans through awareness and trading conscientiously. We collaborate with like-minded companies seeking to revive the art and craft and to develop a sustainable market for the products.  Your purchase helps keeps their traditions alive.

02 - our story


OUR STORY takes roots in the coastlands dotting the Indian and the Pacific oceans, where, traditionally, indigenous people lived in stilt shacks with roofs covered in nipa palm. Today, nipa huts have come to symbolize the Filipino value of bayanihan, the spirit in which the people of a community come together in an effort to achieve a common goal. It is this sense of communal unity  from which Neepa Hut draws its inspiration.

03 - our values


OUE VALUES are inspired by the artisans’ dedication to the traditional methods of their crafts and their commitment to the sustainability of their land and its natural products. All of our goods are carefully selected, of premium quality, handmade and locally sourced in fair trade. Our vendors themselves come from the communities that create our specially chosen collections.

04 - OUR MISSION


As a social enterprise, OUR MISSION is to extend the value of bayanihan by promoting and preserving the skills, crafts, and heritage of artisans from areas most affected by natural disasters, poverty, or overdevelopment.

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Neepa Hut acts as an ambassador of Southeast Asian crafts.

 
 

sustainability

+ COMMUNITY

Artisan crafts made from natural materials like abaca, hemp and wood using traditional methods are the backbone of many ethnic communities.

                                                      

By buying and selling such goods for reasonable margins, Neepa Hut provides a two-way service: Customers can be exposed to and reminded of the skillful handicrafts of Southeast Asia. Through that, they are helping to support traditional, local trades and crafts by providing craftsmen with an income.

Neepa Hut considers provenance and sustainability in choosing its partners and suppliers. Through trade support, Neepa Hut helps to sustain often poverty-stricken native societies. Such added financial security creates self-sufficiency, enabling the healing of individuals and communities.