Helping humanity can be as simple as giving someone a designer teddy bear. Danish design brand Menu has launched Nepal Projects in collaboration with Danish national development agency Danida to provide fair employment opportunities to young vulnerable women in one of the world’s poorest countries. The result is an exquisite collection of hand-woven scarves and blankets, puffy pillows, roomy laundry bags, and – not least – cool teddy bears that combine traditional fabric working skills with modern Scandinavian appeal. Nepal Projects bridges the East and the West with production based in Kathmandu and designs conceived by Copenhagen’s Norm Architects and A Hint of Neon as well as Stockholm’s Afteroom and Note Design Studio.