Raise the Roof for Nepal

Raise the Roof for Nepal 2017 event banner

Update: £2,659 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: Ely, Sam, Tony

Grenfell Tower Donations

Raise the Roof for Nepal 2017 took place the same day we all learned of the terrible and tragic fire that devastated Grenfell Tower. Since then we have been collecting donations for those affected by the fire and will be donating the money raised later this week.

Event Details (update pending)

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

All proceeds raised will be 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, that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured more than 21,000. This year we're supporting Help Nepal again and also a number of other small, volunteer-led Nepali charities.

Yak Bites delicious Nepali dishes





Line up

It's going to be an amazing evening so please come and join us for a joyous celebration of Nepali culture and the resilience of the Nepali people. We've got 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
  • Our Vintage Auction will feature vintage treasures, including kimonos and sukajan souvenir jackets, starting at just 99p! We'll also be selling hand-picked vintage pieces and accessories from our Raise the Roof £10 Sale Rails.
  • 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 spinning their magic on the decks

Last year we raised over £2,000 in total and this year we're hoping to do even better, so please join us for some serious fun and help us Raise the Roof!

Ticket Info

Where: Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL
When: 5:30-11:00pm, Wednesday 14th June
Tickets: £5 on the door / £4 Early Bird available from Eventbrite

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

Links & References

Help Nepal Network: helpnepal.net

Amnesty International:
Nepal: Two years on, the government continues to fail marginalised earthquake survivors [April 2017]

Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital [March 2017]

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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