In the rural villages of the Nilphamari district in Bangladesh, where agriculture work is low-paid and seasonal, women have few options to work outside of home. Hajiganj Handicrafts has trained women like Sikha Rany Ray to weave baskets from local kaisa grass, palm leaves, and colorful recycled fabrics, work that can be done in their homes to earn fair, sustainable incomes.See their creations >
Creating the colorful waves of Phoenician glass requires particular skill. The Natsheh family at Hebron Glass has mastered the art of these pieces, so beautiful they were once reserved only for wedding celebrations.
Each blown glass piece has its own unique blend of color and pattern, created using a secret technique.
Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.