A tasteful place to hide the things you didn't have time to clean up! This dyed kaisa and palm leaf grass lidded basket is made by women living in Bogra, Bangladesh and working for Dhaka Handicrafts. Dhaka works with rural artisans and sells fair trade crafts throughout the world.
Dhaka Handicrafts is a craft producing and exporting organization that has expanded its business throughout the world on the basis of fair trade principles. The organization promotes craft products through enhancing the skills of rural artisans in Bangladesh. All products are produced after careful analysis of Western taste and demands in terms of design and materials. The primary goal is to maintain high quality products for which artisans are paid fairly. Dhaka Handicrafts deals with its artisans in a transparent manner, and seeks to improve their social and economic well-being. Self-reliance is encouraged through a savings plan for artisans. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Dhaka Handicrafts since 1986.