Leatherina

Leatherina
Bangladesh

Profile

Founded in 2016, we are a women-owned, sustainable leather goods manufacturer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At Leatherina, we aspire for a better world, together. As a change maker in the leather industry in Bangladesh, every bag is handmade, using sustainable leather and ethically sourced textiles.

 

As WFTO member, gender equality, social inclusion, ethical environmental production, and climate change mitigation are at the forefront of our mission. With each bag sold, we are empowering peaceful progress. We are firmly committed to a safe and fair manufacturing culture all along our value chain.

Bengal Craft

Bengal Craft
Bangladesh

Profile

At Bengal Craft all our baskets, floor mats and rugs are crafted by hand using traditional methods. The raw materials we use are all local and naturally grown or recycled. We try to ensure that our entire production process, from the design to the selection of materials and techniques, is as respectful as possible towards the environment.

 

As a company we are driven by the passion to solve social problems. And we have chosen business as a mechanism to solve these problems. We aim to improve the lives of our artisans through skill training, creating job opportunities close to their homes and providing work in a sustainable manner.

 

We have a wide collection of products to choose from and we are also experienced in collaborating with buyers on the execution of their own designs and ideas.

Aranya Crafts

Aranya Crafts
Bangladesh

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Established in 1990, Aranya Crafts works according to fair trade principles. Aranya is a philosophy, rooted in natural aesthetics and responsible living. Our mission is to manufacture high quality Fashion and Home Décor products using natural dyes, natural fibres, textiles and biodegradable materials.

We are dedicated to establishing the commercial viability of eco-friendly products as well as creating new opportunities for artisans and economically disadvantaged women. Aranya’s vision is to establish a sustainable fashion value chain where people, planet and profit are measured equally.

Artefact

Artefact
Bangladesh

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Artefact is a socially responsible company that aims to promote Bangladeshi crafts in the international market. Inspired by the loveliness and elegance of the traditional crafts of rural Bangladesh, Artefact started working with artisans in 2009. Primarily to create a niche market for their crafts and support the artisans.

Artefact mixes the organic nature and traditional essence of rural craftsmanship with contemporary sophistication.

The products of Artefact include homes textiles, scarves and a wide variety of textile lamp shades, made with handloom fabrics.

Basha Boutique

Basha Boutique
Bangladesh

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Basha Boutique’s high quality, artisan- made home textiles, Christmas décor and accessories reflect our love for the traditions of Bangladesh and provide a sustainable livelihood for women at risk and survivors of trafficking.

Crafts Villages - Water Hyacinth Basket 2

Crafts Villages
Bangladesh

Profile

Bangladesh consists of 68.000 villages and only a few cities. Villages are the backbone of this country. They are inherently rich with their crafts, cultures and traditions. Crafts Villages was established in 2014 to connect the artisans in the villages with the rest of the world.

 

In this process the company aims to improve the lives of the artisans, of its employees and of all other people involved through education, medical

assistance, restoration of cultural values and establishing mutual respect by fairly marketing the Crafts Villages’ products.

 

Next to the social impact Crafts Villages also ensures a low carbon footprint by using locally sourced raw materials from renewable sources such as hogla (seagrass), jute, palm leaves, bamboo, cane, grass, date

leaves and many more.

 

The company offers a wide range of products, materials and techniques. As a buyer you can select existing designs or work together with Crafts Villages to realize your own ideas.

JNDP Crafts

JNDP Crafts
Bangladesh

Profile

JNDP Crafts is a Fair-Trade organization, established in 1999 with the aim of creating jobs for people who need these most, improving the socio-economic condition of the producers and their communities.

 

The company specializes in handmade products for home and garden, using locally available environment-friendly raw materials, both recycled and natural fibers.

 

The choice in recycled materials is very wide, ranging from recycled fabric and paper to packaging materials and cutoffs from garments production.

Raw materials from natural sources are collected by the company in collaboration with artisan groups. The fibers come from renewable sources.

 

JNDP both develops its own products and also executes buyers’ designs.

Artisan Hut - Design

Artisan Hut
Bangladesh

Profile

Artisan Hut’s mission is to reduce poverty through sustainable business development and economical independence, and to increase the standards of living of disadvantaged people in Bangladesh.

 

The company specializes in hand weaving, creating unique and exclusive home textiles. It has its own range of designs and is also experienced in developing buyers’ designs into products for the international markets.

 

Artisan Hut is focused on fair trade and preserving the environment. Throws and cushion covers are woven on handlooms using organic cotton yarn. All embroidery is done by hand. In line with the company’s commitment to be socially and environmentally responsible, Artisan Hut is in the process of becoming a WFTO Guaranteed fair trade company

aSix - Round Placemat

aSix
Bangladesh

Profile

Asix is a family-owned business started by a woman with a vision to take

Bangladeshi craftmanship to global platforms.

 

Initially working with only 2 people, the company now has a factory with more than 70 artisans.

 

Asix has the ability to co-create, turning their customer’s initial idea into

a functional product. Combined with its broad access to a wide variety of local raw materials, the company has everything required for successful product development and production.

 

The artisans and their skills are the heart of the company, and Asix is committed to their wellbeing.

Artisan Creations - Baskets

Artisan Creations
Bangladesh

Profile

Artisan Creations Bangladesh (ACB) is a manufacturer of Home Décor products, focusing on safe and environmentally friendly made products.

 

The company uses local materials from renewable sources, such as jute, seagrass (locally called Hogla) and Kaisa (a type of grass). All these natural fibers are locally grown without the use of pesticides or the excessive use of water. In this manner Artisan Creations aims to minimize the impact of its production on the environment.

 

The company has created a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and pays fair wages.

 

The range of products offers a lot of choice and variation in materials and techniques. Artisan Creations has the ability to customize products according to your requirements and specifications.