The Hogla plant grows in abundance beside the may waterways and rivers of Bangladesh and was traditionally used for roofing and matting as well as for fishing. This attractive basket has multi-coloured tassels is a pretty storage solution and would look great with children’s toys in it, or kindling by a fireplace, piles of fruit or for use as a stylish alternative to a plastic bag when shopping.
Supplier Info: This large supplier employs two and a half thousand artisans. Five hundred of these workers work from home, a thousand are sub-contractors and the remainder work in the company’s factory, plus there are an additional one hundred and forty support staff. Women make the products and the support staff tend to me men. The artisans come from rural areas and are mainly poor widows or divorcees. The support teams are highly specialised experts within their fields of work. The employees receive many benefits in addition to their wages which include pensions, gratuity, medical allowance, annual leave and a profit share. All of the products that this supplier produce are handmade from natural materials, including natural and AZO-free dyes. A small percentage of the profit from this company is used every year for community development such as school resources and plants. They have plans to develop machinery that uses solar power and are certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).
Why we love this product!
- Fair Trade
- Attractive tassels
- A lovely storage solution
- A stylish alternative to a plastic bag when shopping
Dimensions: W: 27cm D: 27cm H: 23/30cm