Swajan Crafts (Bangladesh - Fair Trade)

Swajan Crafts

Fair Trade exporter of indigenous handicrafts since 1999.

Swajan aims to provide high-quality Bangladeshi handicrafts, which can compete in the global marketplace, and to improve the quality of life of its producers in poor urban areas and remote villages.

At Swajan, the centuries-old craft of papermaking is combined with another of Bangladesh’s famous traditions, embroidery, to create beautifully decorated, handmade paper cards.>/p>

Swajan is a private business, started in 1999, to provide work for women’s groups. Now, about 850 women do embroidery in both rural and urban areas. The paper comes from Prokritee, another fair trade organisation giving work to disadvantaged women.