Corr – The Jute Works markets handmade items created by Bangladeshi women, and in 2000 received the National Export Trophy in recognition of the significant contribution made to its country’s economy.
Prokritee (meaning “nature” in Bengali) provides jobs for poor rural women: widows and divorcees, primarily rural, landless and with little or no income.
The YWCA Craft Centre was established in response to the devastation caused by Bangladesh’s struggle for independence with the goal of assisting widowed, abandoned and homeless women.
Health, Education & Economic Development (HEED) Handicrafts is a job creation program representing over 250 small co-operatives involved in handicrafts, fishery and agriculture projects.
Founded by Begum Jahanara, a native Bengali woman who wanted to help poor men and women develop skills that would allow them to earn a reliable income, this rural group is one of the oldest handicrafts organizations in Bangladesh.
Dhaka Handicrafts is a worker-owned company that markets traditional handcrafted items for rural artisans in Bangladesh.
Saidpur Enterprises is comprised of two projects: Action Bag Handicrafts and Eastern Screen Printers. Both projects offer literacy classes and training sessions on nutrition, women’s legal rights, educational awareness and financial advice.
Bagdha Enterprises creates employment for the desperately poor in rural Bangladesh, directed by an all-female management committee.
Aarong/BRAC employs over 30,000 artisans, (85% of whom are women) who produce an impressive range of products from terracotta pottery, to silk and cotton textiles, through baskets and jewellery.
Shova Handicrafts is a group of about 40 women who produce wheat grass handicrafts.
The Hajiganj Project works with marginalized people in the Nilphamari District, one of the poorest areas of Bangladesh.
Swajan’s artisans embrace both traditional techniques and contemporary design, placing an emphasis on product development and quality.
Sacred Mark is a business enterprise, providing alternative employment for former sex trade survivors.