Since 1995, Noreen Seabrook has been a pioneer in custom Tibetan weaving. We are committed to crafting high-grade Nepalese Tibetan carpets and rugs. Using no short cuts and carefully focusing on each step of the process every carpet has along its journey from inception to final delivery.
Our Tibetan weaving comes from the looms of Nepal's premier weaving houses, who work exclusively with us alone. We've worked with the same weaving houses for over 20 years, this, combined with 40 years experience in Tibetan weaving has established us as a reputable resource in the industry. Our long relationships allows for clear communication with our weaving companies, which is essential to producing what you order. Our suppliers are people who we consider family. We don't stay in hotels when we visit Kathmandu, we stay with our suppliers, with their families, in their homes. We run a family business and we offer the bond of family that few competitors can understand.
Since our involvement with our mills in Nepal which dates back as early 1990, we have become aware of the reality of the lack of education available in Nepal, particularly for our weavers’ children. With support from our accounts, we have contributed funds to sponsor three schools for our weavers’ children. Those up to the age of five attend classes in English, Math and Nepali in these schools. Classes are held five days a week and are staffed by qualified teachers and aids. Our donations are met dollar for dollar by each manufacturer. All proceeds go directly to the children’s care no matter what the age.
We have been treating sick animals since year 2013 or more. We mainly treat street dogs, aged cows and abandoned calfs, as they suffer a lot when they get no treatment on time.
We also work with monasteries that help those with cataracts. Cataracts are the most common cause of curable blindness. However, in poor, remote and rural communities, due to lack of awareness and eye care facilities, the condition is often not caught in time and partial sightedness and blindness result. A blind person in poor communities is severely handicapped and the condition takes a heavy toll on the individual and family. With the restoration of sight, individuals who have been driven to destitution regain their dignity. Some rejoin the workforce, and families that fall apart due to a visually impaired parent can reunite and enjoy a new lease of life together. The surgery performed is called Phacoemulsification (Phaco) Cataract Surgery with foldable Intraocularlens (IOL) implantation. This is the most modern method and allows patients to see clearly. This surgery costs $50 per eye. The reason for this low cost is due to the philanthropy of all the surgeons, who devote their time and energy with no charge for their services.