Nepali, Kumar Karki is no ordinary businessman. He is equipped with a humanitarian heart, a big one which extends not only to his friends but to those in need as well. He is the president of Thai Nepali Association (TNA) and holds various positions in other organizations in Thailand.
Popularly known for being a generous, Kumar is a devoted Buddhist and an exceptional family man. Kumar hailed from Myanmar but it was in Nepal and Thailand where he honed his dreams and philanthropic attributes. Now, Kumar lends his hands not only to the Thai and Nepali communities but to other neighboring countries as well.
Kumar runs his business, the well sought – STYLO COLLECTION, a prominent- ladies and gents custom tailors in Bangkok, Thailand which was founded in 1965 by a group of brothers and had been operating in its second generation under supervision of Mr. Somchai Chatry (Kenny), one of the first professional custom tailors in Thailand. Since then, Stylo Collection became an institution that has shaped Thai- and Western-style custom-made dresses through fashion innovation, fine quality, personal service, and exceptional product value. Nothing but only best quality is acceptable at Stylo Custom Tailors.
For the last several decades, Stylo’s Collection has been serving international clients, ranging from diplomats, celebrities, business leaders to professionals and civil servants, in the art of custom-made clothing. Recently, Stylo had an opportunity to suit-up H.H. Princess Maria Amor of the Royal House of Baloi, Philippines. She is the founder of the world renown charity organization, We Care for Humanity (WCH) and chairman of one of the leading humanitarian awards institution, the Global Order of Dignitaries and Philanthropists (G.O.D.).
In her words, the princess said, “I have nothing but admiration to Mr. Kumar Karki for being a wonderful person inside and out. He is a man of great character and intelligence for living a well-balanced life. His dedication to his faith, family and crafts are most revered by the people around him.” She added, “I was blown away by the suits tailored for me, they fit so well and I love the staff who assisted me, very professional! My Stylo Collection suits are made to perfection!”
When interviewed by Amor who is also known as the Traveling Princess, here are the Q & A which has transpired:
Traveling Princess: With all your successes in life, who can you say is your inspiration in life and business?
Karki: I would say my own life struggle is my inspiration in life and business. I learned from my experience, may it good or bad, they inspired me to be a better person everyday.
Traveling Princess: Your generosity and compassion is commendable, when did you start being philanthropic?
Karki: Ever since I could remember as it runs in the family. All of us are just naturally givers.
Traveling Princess: in spite of all your achievements, what can you say is your biggest dream?
Karki: My biggest dream is to live in a world where there is universal peace and every child is given education.
Traveling Princess: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Karki: With the kind of world we live now, I want to do more for humanity so I will advocate education and become an agent of peace and love around the world.
Traveling Princess: Describe to us the real Kumar Karki.
Karki: Kumar Karki is just a human being. Helping to indeed people.
Kumar’s most recent contribution was the production of the largest buddhist ever unveiled in Thailand. “I have so many to be thankful for in this life, first our creator who I owe my existence, my family who is the reason for my happiness and those wonderful friends in my life who contribute to my successes. I especially thank Dr. Aphinita Chaichana who believes in me, involves me to so many great projects and introducing me to great people whom I can trust. And last lastly, I want to send a message to the world that there is HOPE for humanity & peace if we all work hand in hand together and start thinking of helping other people aside from ourselves, namaste!”, – Kumar