Thread Net Hunza –TNH is a marketplace for hand-crafted products made by women artisans from across Hunza. TNH has evolved over the years to become a well-known brand for selling artisanal products online and offline. It started as a project back in 1996, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) and KADO under the Karakoram Handicraft Development Programme (KHDP). This initiative brought together Artisans, Women, and Special Persons by training them in high-quality markets using traditional patterns and embroidery skills to preserve and promote those skills and products by selling them at local markets, which helped improve the social and economic conditions of these communities.
The initiative resulted in the formation of independent women-owned companies, which is the testimony of the commitments of its stakeholders to promote handicrafts and leverage income and employment opportunities, and continue building the capacity of rural women, low-income families, and disabled members of the community.