Nepal lies in the ice-cold mountains, draped along the heights of the Himalayas. The land of yaks, yetis, stupas, and sherpas; the country's apparel sector is currently providing the impetus for strategic industrial policy transformation of import substation into export promotion. Known for its world class artistic, and architectural heritage, Nepals apparel industry has the potential to give a turnaround to its stagnant industrial atmosphere.

Contemporary apparel industry of Nepal is almost a decade and a half old. Earlier the country exported only traditional apparels in limited numbers, and to limited countries. It experienced a meteoric rise due to domestic and foreign interplays. When other Asian countries were hit by the quota system of Europe and America, Nepal's apparel industry got the much needed boost. The industry grew significantly during the last decade.

Most of the apparel factories in Nepal are established with financial and technical collaboration with Indian industrialists. Many apparel factories run on finance from across the border, and for shipment purposes, it is done through Kolkata, or Mumbai sea ports. As Nepal and India have open borders, more number of Indians, work in Nepal's garment factories.

Apparel exports of Nepal into the Indian Market:

Apparel industry of Nepal is mainly export based, and hence faces fierce competition with other countries. Garment sector has made a considerable contribution to the countrys foreign revenues, and consequently for its growth. It provides direct and indirect employment opportunities to more than hundred thousand people, proving itself as the second leading source of foreign exchange. EU, India, US and Germany are the main markets for exports from Nepal.