Who We Are
-Introduction to Tenor Sharlho and Sonam Yeshi.
-Tenor Sharlho, founder of Sharlho, was born in Lhasa, Tibet. He studied in India, completing his fashion studies at Pearl Academy in Chennai. During his school years, he took a deep interest in Indian textiles, and was exposed to traditional methods of spinning and weaving. He founded his company, Sharlho, with a vision of creating products that combine traditional knowhow and contemporary style.
-Sonam Yeshi grew up in Dharamsala, India and began drawing and painting and an early age, inspired mostly by animal subjects which she continues to depict in her vibrant paintings. She studied fashion and illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York. Back in Dharamsala, she worked as Creative Director at Norbulingka Institute, developing ranges of products which combined Tibetan traditional methods and styles with her vibrant interpretations, which she turned into prints and wood paintings. She brings her unique style to Sharlho, where she is now Creative Director
-Sharlho was founded by Tenor Sharlho and named after the family business his great grandfather, who came from Gyethang in the 30’s, established in Lhasa, trading goods with China and India. His grandfather followed in his steps with the Sharlho store, famous in Lhasa in the 50’s, to which he gave his name. Sharlho in India continues the family tradition, with a range of carefully curated products that reflect the mix of cultures, skills and creative talents of Tibet and India imbued with a vision that marks the rhythm of today’s world.
Sharlho’s products mirror the unique fusion of our Tibetan/Himalayan/Himachali background, while reflecting the trends and needs of the global world we live in.
We strive to preserve and promote local traditional knowhow and integrate it into a range young, vibrant and high quality products that reflect our dedication to sustainability and slow fashion.
We provide stable, fair paying employment to local people, to encourage work ethics and long term goals.