The jute bowls, plates and baskets are handwoven by the jute workers from Joyrampur. Normally jute basketware is machine stitched. Although this improves productivity it has downsides: machine stitched jute does not look nice and more importantly machines replace hands and hands means jobs and income. And that is especially important for the women of Joyrampur located on western rural Bangladesh close to the border of India.

The women collect their jute from a collection centre and they can braid the baskets in their own home and on their own time schedule. The are paid a fair price for the baskets they make and with the additional income they are able to take better care of their families.