Bangladesh Artisans

Happy New Year! The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on the past year and make goals for the year ahead. Here are a few of our tips for making 2020 great.

Make a realistic resolution

blue leather journal

Make sure your resolution for the New Year is realistic. Set yourself up for success by striving for a goal that is attainable. Once you have decided on a goal that is doable for yourself, make a plan to achieve that goal and write that plan down in a journal. Create an outline of how and when you’ll reach your goal and use that journal to keep yourself on track and accountable. This blue leather journal was handcrafted by makers working with Noah’s Ark in India.

Get organized with baskets


Start the New Year off right and get organized in 2020. Baskets make great, time-saving, storage solutions and they look great too. Are toys scattered throughout your house? Keep toys, books and games in colourful baskets. Can’t find important paperwork? Keep important documents in a safe and handy magazine holder. Are clothes and knitwear being left all over the place? Keep them tidy and together in baskets. These baskets were handwoven by makers in Bangladesh.

magazine holder

Practice self-care regularly


Make self-care a priority this year. Light a candle and draw a bath once a week to relax your mind and body. Make time for yourself so you can read a book or just listen to music. Whatever form self-care takes for you, make sure you make it a priority this year. Your mind and body will thank you. This eucalyptus-scented soap was handmade by makers working with Palam Rural Centre in India.

What are your tips for the New Year? Let us know in the comments below!