Posts with: Bangladesh


Pebble knitted and crochet Toys

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Pebble toys are hand knitted and crocheted by women in a workers’ co-operative in rural Bangladesh.   Living in the rural areas in very hard work but conditions are generally better than the alternative of working in a sweat shop in a city like Dhaka. The women work as subsistence farmers and looking after their homes…. Read more »

Christmas 2015: The return of the toy shop

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For the third consecutive year, Just Fair Trade has opened a pop-up toy shop in St Martin’s Square! Designed to showcase the very best in ethically produced children’s toys, the toy shop offers handcrafted wooden and fabric toys and puzzles made by artisans in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh where the income provided by steady, dignified employment… Read more »

Hogla Gardeners Baskets

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These strong wire-framed baskets, produced in Bangladesh for Traidcraft, have been handwoven from hardwearing hogla fibre, and are great for jobs around the garden all year round. They are produced by the Jute Works, established in 1973 to rehabilitate the war-widowed and war-affected poor, rural women of Bangladesh. The aim was to provide these women… Read more »