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.

TAEC

TAEC
Laos

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TAEC is a women-owned social enterprise, founded in 2007 to promote Laos’ ethnic minority cultures and rural livelihoods based on traditional skills. We sell handmade pieces of textiles directly from the hands of village artisans.

In Laos, textiles represent community, belonging, and identity. We believe that by elevating artisanal crafts, investing in knowledge and skills passed down from generation to generation, time-honoured techniques can be kept alive and thriving.

Bengal Craft

Bengal Craft
Bangladesh

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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.

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Thit Home Decor
Myanmar

Participant at
MAISON&OBJET 2022 PARIS
Profile

We are a medium sized family business with long term experience in wood working, producing a variety of furniture, floorings, doors, and home decorations for (semi) customized production and developed a very small home décor collection ready for retail.

We combine hand-made techniques with special tools and machines, using a large variety of local wood types, e.g. the most beautiful teak and rain tree wood.

Export licenses for wooden products can only be acquired, if the wood is proven from traceable sources in Myanmar. We offer a couple of natural finishing materials.

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Myanmar Yun
Myanmar

Profile

Bagan, the heart of pagodas & temples, also of very exclusive quality artwork: Yun.

Home décor is handmade of wickerwork, followed by a huge amount of layers of natural wood resin coming from a special local tree. Tree sap is tapped for limited time to not harm the tree. Surfaces are engraved, incisions filled with colors. Styles were derived from several Jataka stories of Buddha, nowadays created in traditional & contemporized versions.

Since ’86 Ever Stand has trained many artisans, preserving ancient techniques, contributing to local community development.

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Sone Tu
Myanmar

Profile

SONE-TU is a social enterprise producing handwoven textiles made of handspun or machine spun cotton. Our throws, cushion covers, blankets, bedspreads, and scarves are handwoven on traditional looms by Chin women living in Rakhine state.

Concept

SONE-TU focuses on respect for people and culture. We provide Chin people with education and job opportunities to become economically independent and preserve their traditional cultural heritage. Many traditional Chin patterns are incorporated into textiles designed by Mai Ni Ni.

We teach Chin women weaving skills and create jobs for them to earn a fair wage. Wider community support is provided by enabling Chin children from remote areas to attend school while receiving food, housing, and tuition support.

Where to buy

Our London office keeps stock of products that we will soon present on our webshop for retailers. Importers can also buy from stock in Yangon.

Passa Paa

Passa Paa
Laos

Profile

Passa Paa creates beautiful handcrafted cushion covers for home interiors. With our studio based in Laos we work alongside hand-stitch applique artisans and handwoven hemp producers resulting in high quality unique textiles appealing to the global consumer. We combine traditional techniques with our contemporary textile screen print designs which we print in house.

Our products each have a story to tell, of crafts passed from generation to generation. We are committed to working within fair trade principles and supporting our community of skilled crafts people to enable their skills to grow and thrive for many years to come.

Her Works

Her Works
Laos

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Her Works showcases the beauty of handicrafts made by women in Laos. The word “HER” emphasizes the hard work of women behind our production process. They harvest, spin and dye natural fibers to weave textiles.

Our home collection integrates contemporary design and unique traditional handicraft skills of Lao ethnic women. We encourage ethical living by using indigenous materials and handmade processes such as embroidery, weaving and hand-stitching.

Her Works is a woman-owned small enterprise based in Vientiane that wants to provide work and income to female producers from the many different ethnic groups in Laos.

Harmoni

Harmoni
Indonesia

Profile

Harmoni, established since 2011, is an Indonesian company which produces a wide variety of hand woven natural home decor products.

We work with 100% Indonesian natural fibres and local community groups in the production of our products. Our raw materials are sustainably sourced, and then expertly transformed into our unique products in our workshop or by local weaving groups.

We are passionate about promoting Indonesian raw materials and artisinal skills via our products.

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Ribka Furniture
Indonesia

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Participant at
NEWINDO 2021
Profile

Ribka Furniture was started as a family business in 1997 and established as a company in the following 3 years. We started our journey by focusing on what matters to clients, including the quality and price of the furniture.

Over the last 20 years, Ribka has continued to grow and develop into one of the leading manufacturer exporters in Indonesia, supplying numerous national and international companies in Asia, Europe, and America with our high-quality furniture.

Many of our clients have been with us since the beginning, reflecting our client centered values as a company. We have a design and development division that drives our innovation, as well as for the needs of our clients.

Our commitment to quality, service and delivery is driven by our dedicated and skilled workforce of over 200 employees, who, together with the management team, are at the core of Ribka’s growth and success.