The jute bowls, plates and baskets are handwoven by the jute workers from rural areas of Bangladesh. Normally jute basketware is machine stitched. Although this improves productivity, it has downsides: machine-stitched jute does not look as nice and more importantly machines replace hands and hands mean jobs and income. This is especially important for the women in Bangladesh who can now work towards a more equal future for themselves and their children.

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.

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