A Fair Trade scarf from Bangladesh
2014-02-04 - The garment industry in Bangladesh receives a lot of media attention lately. The country is one of the largest suppliers of (too) cheap clothing in Europe. However … not only negative news is coming from Dhaka.
A group of fifty disadvantaged women are working with local Fair Trade organisation Basha. Basha offers trainings after which the ladies can start in its workshop where they make fabulous silk and cotton kantha scarves.
View the collection kantha scarves from Bangladesh.
The women receive fair wages and work normal hours in a safe and healthy environment. Basha provides them with health insurance. While their mothers are at work, the children are cared for in day nursery. The elder children receive funding to attend school.
Basha’s women make beautiful silk and cotton scarves from vintage and second hand saris. They create their own designs and love to work with contrasting patterns. Just the way they would prefer them themselves.