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This nifty and colourful carry basket is handmade with jute by the women at CORR Jute Works. Jute is called the “golden fibre" and it is an annual reed-like crop, which grows three metres high and can be planted and harvested each year, rather than deforesting entire areas. The fibre is also 100% biodegradable and recyclable.
CORR stands for Christian Organization for Relief and Rehabilitation and The Jute Works is a women’s nonprofit handicraft marketing trust and exporter of quality handicrafts. Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, The Jute Works represents more than 4,300 rural women artisans in 154 workshops.
Started in 1973 by CARITAS/Bangladesh to improve the living conditions of rural women living in poverty, CORR strives to empower these women through handicraft production, animal husbandry and small job creation projects. The group works with women regardless of caste, creed and race. It provides job training, develops leadership skills and generates awareness of the women’s plight. It promotes thrift, self–help and democratic practice among the women’s handicraft groups. Members share ownership, participate in decision-making and receive the benefits of surplus production. The Jute Works is one of Bangladesh’s largest exporters of handicrafts.
Width: 7" (inches)
Height: 7" (inches)