Raise the Roof for Nepal

Raise the Roof 2017 Highlights video - filmed & edited by Samantha Ricotta

Update: Over £2,600 Raised

The numbers are in and the final total raised by this year's Raise the Roof for Nepal is £2,659! All proceeds will be donated to Help Nepal (helpnepal.net), the Samaanta Foundation and to support reconstruction work in the Langtang Valley.

Thanks again to everyone who supported the event: those who came, those who donated, our wonderful musicians and film-makers, those who gave their time and skills and their goods to auction.


Thank you

Bootstrap Company, Dalston Roof Park & the DRP bar staff

Artists: Namlo, Ngawang Lodup and Yugal Gurung
DJs: DJ Ritu & DJ Sonny Syah
Film-makers: Asmita Shrish & Veemsen Lama
Food: Yak Bites

Auction donors: Kaffa Coffee,  Fee Fee la Fou HQ
Shout out to: Charlie at NTS Radio, Ed at Resonance FM, Tash from Get in Her Ears

Mero Retro volunteers: Tony, Ely, Sam & Laura

Event Details

After the success of last year's 'Raise the Roof for Nepal' charity fundraiser, we took over Dalston Roof Park once again on Wednesday the 14th June and served up another magical mix of Nepali arts and culture, food and vintage fashion. As ever we're very grateful to the lovely people at Bootstrap Company and the Dalston Roof Park team for their kind support.

All proceeds raised are being donated to charities working to empower Nepali communities and to rebuild the homes and schools of people still affected by the devastating spring of 2015 Nepal earthquakes. This year we're once again supporting the Help Nepal Network and also the Samaanta Foundation and charities working to help the community of the Langtang Valley.

Yak Bites delicious Nepali dishes





Line up

It was an amazing evening - a joyous celebration of Nepali culture and the resilience of the Nepali people. We had some real treats lined up including:

  • Beautiful Himalayan melodies from Nepali fusion pioneers Namlo, Tibetan singer/musician Ngawang Lodup and sing-songwriter Yugal Gurung.
  • Mouth-watering Nepali cuisine from Yak Bites
  • OurVintage Auction of vintage and Fairtrade treasures, including beautiful kimonos and a vintage sukajan souvenir jacket, with starting bids of just 99p! We also had a £10 sale rail of hand-picked vintage pieces and accessories.
  • Short films 'Gyalmu's house' by Asmita Shrish & Gavin Cox and 'Maya' by Veemsen Lama
  • DJ Sonny Syah and Asian fusion legend DJ Ritu will be span their magic on the decks


Where: Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL
When: 5:30-11:00pm, Wednesday 14th June 2017

Facebook event page: bit.ly/RtR4N17

DJ Sonny Syah & DJ Ritu

Nima Gyalmu in 'Gyalmu's House' (short documentary film by Asmita Shrish)

Maya by Veemsen Lama

Sizing Chart

Please use the size charts below to help you determine your size. As sizing and cut can vary greatly between brands, use the charts as a general guide to compare sizes and the measurements for listed item to ensure a good fit. If you need assistance selecting the right size, please contact us at info@meroretro.com or +44 (0) 207 6866807.

Women's Clothing Size Conversion  (source: Wikipedia)

UK 8 10 12 14 16
USA 6 8 10 12 14
Europe 36 38 40 42 44
Japanese 9 11 13 15 17
Bust 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Waist 26" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Hip 37" 39" 41" 43" 45"


Shoe Size Conversion


UK Sizing US Sizing AUS Sizing Europe Sizing
2.5 5 3.5 35
3 5.5 4 35.5
3.5 6 4.5 36
4 6.5 5 36.5
4.5 7 5.5 37
5 7.5 6 37.5
5.5 8 6.5 38
6 8.5 7 39.5
6.5 9 7.5 40
7 9.5 8 40.5
7.5 10 8.5 41
8 10.5 9 41.5
8.5 11 9.5 42


Vintage Sizing and Measurements

Vintage sizing and modern sizing can be very different. Because of this, we provide detailed measurements of all vintage clothing to help you determine whether or not a garment will fit correctly. An assessment of the estimated modern size will be noted, as well as any sizes on the tag, but please refer to measurements to best determine fit.

A good way to determine fit:

* Find a similar item in your wardrobe.
* Measure it according to our measurement guidelines.
* Compare your measurements to those of the vintage item you are interested in.
* You're done. If it's a good fit, make it yours!

We do occasionally pin clothing to fit our models, so please read all measurements carefully. We do not accept returns for vintage merchandise that does not fit. If you have any questions about our sizing/measurements, please contact us at info@meroretro.com.

Measurement Guidelines

All bust, waist, and hip measurements are taken straight across while garment is laid flat. Please double bust, waist, and hip measurements.



Shoulders Shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Bust Armpit to armpit, and sometimes stretched for strapless or form-fitting pieces
Waist Measured at the smallest part of the waist
Hip Measured at the largest part of the hip, straight across
Sleeves Shoulder seam to cuff; for dolman sleeves, measured from collar
Length Top of garment, from shoulder seam to hem
Rise Taken from crotch seam to top of garment
Inseam Taken from crotch seam to ankle
Swing Taken across bottom hem of garment, then doubled




Length Sole of shoe, from toe to heel, measured on the bottom of the sole
Width Measured at widest part of the sole of the shoe, typically at ball of foot
Height From bottom of shoes (including heels) to top
Heel Taken at the very back of shoe, from floor to top of heel








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