Artisan Organization:Dhaka Handicrafts
What was once waving in the winds is now woven into an elegant form, ready to grace your table with a gift from nature. Traditionally used in Bangladeshi basket weaving, kaisa is a sturdy wild grass that grows along riverbanks. Artisans cut the grass during monsoon season while taking care to leave the roots for the next year’s crop, thus maintaining a sustainable cycle of materials. Dhaka Handicrafts, the producer of your new gift, is an organization that brings Fair Trade to the weaving artisans of rural Bangladesh in an effort to improve their social and economic well being. Through Dhaka, artisans are paid fairly for their high quality products, and are also provided with a savings plan to encourage self reliance."