Katralen’s love affair with Nepal and the Nepalese people started in 2011, when she came down from a trekking expedition in the Himalayas and met the sympathetic people. After over 20 years in the fashion industry selling knitwear, she then decided to design and sell products handmade in Nepal. Close to my heart was born with its first product, the Mie Grand scarf in 100 per cent cashmere.
Now, the Mie Grand scarf comes in 16 to 18 different colours every season and is by far the most-produced item at Close to my heart.