Swajan’s artisans embrace both traditional techniques and contemporary design, placing an emphasis on product development and quality. Swajan Crafts provides a global marketplace to artisans in Bangladesh for high quality handmade paper products, greeting cards, home textiles and stationery. Swajan’s workshops are located in rural and semi-rural areas around Bangladesh. A majority of artisans in the paper workshops are women, who often provide the primary source of income for their family. Swajan also provides artisans with health care programs and other benefits.