Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.
These bright baskets from Bangladesh are handwoven from fast-growing, locally-sourced kaisa grass wrapped in upcycled cotton sari fabric. This resourceful use of pre-loved saris keeps tons of fabric waste out of the landfill, giving it new life. Handcrafted by the artisans of Hajiganj in rural Bangladesh, who often craft from their homes. Picking up toys at the end of the day and organizing never felt so good!
HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH
Prokritee (meaning "nature" in Bengali) manages several handicraft enterprises and helps other groups sell their products in local and foreign markets. Prokritee and its enterprises provide jobs for poor rural women. By providing jobs for women, Prokritee improves women’s standard of living and helps them send their children to school. The organization provides skills development training to artisans. Prokritee creates and promotes income–generating projects that benefit the artisans, adhere to good safety and environmental standards, and have the potential to become self–reliant. Prokritee was established in 2001 as an independent organization. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Prokritee and its predecessor MCC Bangladesh since 1986.