সোমবার, ২৩ আগস্ট, ২০১০

Best Handicrafts manufacturer: Karu Polli

KaruPalli is a handicraft manufacturer, seller & exporterfrom Dhaka, Bangladesh. KaruPalli means the village of artisans. Our products come from rural areas i.e. villages. So, the rural people get the direct benefits of these product manufacturing projects. Since the demand for Bangladeshi handicrafts are increasing, more creative people are coming to this profession and more exclusive & creative products are coming out. We also collect exclusive products from artisans & suppliers around the country.

Our common products are bag, Sital Pati (a kind a mattress having natural cooling effect), pottery, baskets, wall hanging, travel kit, toys, card, earrings, ashtray, carpet, embroidered quilt, bracelet, wood works, dresses, cushion, pillow-cover, bedspreads, woven cloth, silk product, traditional Jewelry, candles, terracotta, hand-made paper items, handloom etc. We use many environment friendly raw materials such as wood, bamboo, straw, bead, stone, sea shell, coconut shell, brass, copper, leather, jute, cane, grass, natural fibers, natural dyes etc. 







Handicrafts At A Glance



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Bangladeshi Handicrafts Success

Bangladesh handicrafts are always appiciated to the Global Market having some limitaion of marketing and communication gap bangladeshi handicrafts are not still remarkable above the possibility to increase domestic & global reach
Despite the fact that global exports of handicrafts took a big hit in the last 16-18 months, following the global slowdown, Gujarat based Self Employed Women?s Association (SEWA) has drawn expansion plans for its premium handicraft brand ?Hansiba?, which it had launched last year, along with aiming for a sales growth of 40 percent year-on-year.
Actually, those dark days, was the period when SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre (STFC) started diversifying by spreading its wings in to new overseas neighbouring markets like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Alongside it will also strengthen its presence in India by opening eight more stores in India, to raise its store count to 11.
Also, in the pipeline is an exclusive line of fabrics and apparels; ?Sabaah?, which will be exclusively retailed in the international markets. In a bid to reduce the impact of global slowdown, it will directly approach international retailers rather than through intermediates. In the previous fiscal, exports were down by 50 percent, which prompted STFC to take this decision. Fibre2Fashion spoke exclusively to Ms Reema Nanavaty, Director, Economic and Rural Development, SEWA, who spared her valuable time to speak to us and told about the future plans of Hansiba brand and the initiatives taken by SEWA.
We began this informative session by asking her to divulge the expansion plans of Hansiba, to which she said, ?STFC has traversed a significant distance along the path of building a successful business organization model, a company owned by the women artisans themselves as a sustainable business enterprise. STFC is now clear on the future journey. It needs to communicate the USP of ?Hand Embellishment? successfully through the brand ‘Hansiba’.
?STFC has gained considerable experience in the retail market through both B2B and B2C businesses and feels that it is the right time to start focusing on marketing embellishments. STFC?s marketing focus is now to communicate STFC products, more so as ?Wearable Art?, rather than a garment. STFC?s proposed strategy will focus on the ethnic / ethno modern women?s apparels, home furnishings and gifts /accessories in the high end premium market, the mainstream fashion market and staple products market. STFC is entering into the high end premium market segment by co-branding with the labels and designers or design houses.
?The strategy is to market the embroideries and designs so as to ensure better remuneration to the artisan women. STFC plans to achieve 100% growth in business turnover in the next three years. In addition to this, there are initiatives like launching our crafts in neighboring countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan under the brand-name of SABAH. (SABAH is a noun in Urdu language, whose dictionary meaning is early morning breeze, which also denotes freshness.)
We than asked her about the market segment targeted by ?Hansiba? to which she said, ?We have three price segments; Premium collection, Special and Festive collection and a collection for Teenagers. In addition, we also have a collection of apparels, home furnishings, accessories, stationary & gift articles. The market segment targeted by Hansiba collection encompasses all the ranges; high-end premium market, the mainstream fashion market and the staple products market.?
Next we asked her what steps were taken by Sewa to reduce the impact of the slowdown on the handicraft sector, to which she replied by saying, ?With a view to demonstrate the strategy of inclusive growth and development and also as a response to the economic slowdown and the two major global crisis; financial crisis and climate crisis, Hansiba has come up with a new line of production and collection. SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre?s approach is to equip the women artisan shareholder in mitigating the two crises by accessing new markets and by building new skills.
?To reduce the impact on the lives of its members, The STFC, a company of more than 15,000 women artisans and garment workers hasn?t resorted to subsidies and bailouts. Instead, it has forged a unique partnership between its shareholders – the rural women artisans and garment workers and international organizations such as the Alliance Fran?aise and international designers Graham Hollick and Corine Forget. Through this unique thread, local traditional skills connect to new global markets, safeguarding the lives and livelihood of the shareholders of STFC. This innovation is known as ?Ananta?, which is an informal workers journey to becoming secure, empowered artisan.
?Ananta, or the flamboyant stitch, has not only created the finest designs and embroideries for an international market, but has secured the lives of thousands of rural women artisans. Through Ananta the world will recognize our skills, which is providing its members with livelihood and security. We will not only host a fashion show highlighting the cause, but will also screen films, hold workshops, have dance performances and showcase the collection of garment and home furnishings made by the artisans of STFC, thus connecting local to global.
?Hansiba thus demonstrates a brand that is owned and managed by the women artisans themselves and for every purchase of Rs. 1.00 made by a consumer, Rs 0.65 goes directly in the hands of women artisans. Hansiba strives to market the skill base of the artisans which is the only source of income and livelihoods for the households. This in turn helps in maximizing earnings to the poor rural artisans, reduces migration and also improves education of their children?, she concluded by saying.

Catagories of Hand Made Things

Bamboo Made:

Excellent calendar
made by bamboo.
You also can gift this item in any occasion.
Made in Bangladesh. 













Excellent ornament box.
made by bamboo.
Very good to keep ornaments.
You also can gift this item in any occasion.
Made in Bangladesh. 














Excellent ornament box
made by bamboo.
Very good to keep ornaments.
You also can gift this item in any occasion.
Made in Bangladesh 











Household Products:




Made by Plam Tree leaf & rope. 
This product can be use for keeping any things. It is also very good for room decoration. 
Made in Bangladesh. 














Made by Wood. 
This product can be use as Cloth Hanger & Household products. It is also very good for room decoration.   












                                


Made by Wood. This product use as Lock-Key Holder.
Made in Bangladesh. 











Wall Mat and Calendar:


Excellent wall mat
You also can gift this item in any occasion.
This product use for Wall decoration. It is also very good for room decoration.
Made by jute
Made in Bangladesh. 




















Printing (Rong Tuli) work
Size : 20”-4”
made by Wooden.
You can gift this item in any occasion.
This product use for Wall decoration. It is also very good for room decoration.
Made in Bangladesh. 




Nakshi Katha:

Size: Width = 5' , Height = 6'

Overall body katha hand stitch.
Manufacturer: Karupolly

This product can be use on winter season & Household product. It is also very good for room decoration.

Made in Bangladesh.












Miscellaneous Products:

        





Made by cable.
This product use as Showpiece and gift item in any occasion. It is very good for room decoration. 















Excellent Clock
made by partex board & Plastic pipe.
You also can gift this item in any occasion.
Made in Bangladesh. 

Company View: Dhaka Handicraft

Dhaka Handicrafts is one of the largest craft producing and exporting organizations in Bangladesh, set up for the benefit of traditional craftmakers. Its product specialization is woven baskets from natural fibres and terracotta pottery. It is registered in Bangladesh as a "company limited by guarantee".
The owners of the organization are the artisan producers themselves.
Dhaka Handicrafts began in 1976 as EDM Handicrafts, a project of Enfants du Monde, the Swiss non-governmental international development organization. EDM Handicrafts has been transformed in the name of Dhaka Handicrafts as a self-sustaining development project of EDM Bangladesh. 
Our Aim - Uplift the socio-economic condition of distressed artisan families. 
Our Objectives: 
- To create fair income-generating opportunities for socio-economically deprived artisan families. 
- To make the tarfet familiesand the respective producing groups self-reliant through their earnings, savings, and awareness of self help. 
- To address gender issues and encourage women's leadership. 
- To enhance the skills of disadvantaged artisans by providing various skill development training, to enable producers to earn a good income from their work. 
- To introduce savings and local resource mobilization schemes. 
- To practice and promote producers' welfare and family development, and the principles of "fair trade". 
Our commitment to producers: 
- Interest free advance payment with each order, for the procurement of raw materials. 
- Saving scheme for producers' old age security. 
- Safe working environment and flexible working hours. 
- Health care. 
- Training for quality improvement and product development. 
- Incentives for production quantity and quality. 
- Participation in pricing, product development, decision making of the organization's activities. 
- Prompt payment. 
- Sapling distribution for the conservation of environment. 
- Equal wages for women and men producers. 
- Gender focus on women. 
Our strength: 
- 25 years experience in production and marketing. 
- Approximately 3,200 producer families with over 16,000 beneficiaries, working in 64 groups throughout Bangladesh. 
- Skilled producers with high production capacity. 
- Commitment towards fair trade. 
- Environment-friendly products. 
- Highly professional quality control team. 
- Modern warehouse facilities, with moisture detector and moisture control system. 
- Regular process of product development. 
- Well equipped office with modern communication facilities. 
- Self-sustaining organization, without any external dependency. 

The crafts are exported mainly to Alternative Trade Organizations (ATOs). We have 35 regular buyers in Asia, Europe, America and the Pacific. 
Dhaka Handicrafts is a one-source supplier for products of different natural materials such as cane, grass, bamboo, terracotta, and mixed media.
It produces environment-friendly products made in ecologically sound and sustainable conditions. 
Child labour is prohibited. Each work order helps the rural disadvantaged artisans fight against poverty and is a step towards their decent existence.



মঙ্গলবার, ১৭ আগস্ট, ২০১০

Bangladeshi Handicraft: Nokshikatha

Bangladesh has a rich and living tradition of craft and textiles that are closely linked to its vibrant cultural heritage. The crafts and textiles produced by its artisans reflect a heritage of thousands of years of history, folk music and literature. Firmly rooted in tradition the crafts are closely linked to the countries topography and climate, to its cultural mix and its age old customs.
Not enough praise can be sung about the ingenuity, skill and adaptability of the artisans who have kept their traditions alive over many generations. In almost all the small towns and villages in Bangladesh there are areas where artisans practice their crafts. Heriditary artisans have sustained their family trades through the centuries: the tantis /weavers, kumars /potters, kamars /brass smiths, sutradhar /wood carvers, subarnabaniks /gold smiths, malakars /shoal craftspersons and others have pursued their traditional occupations to produce crafts for daily use, for rituals and for decorative purposes.
In 1971 when Bangladesh became independent a conscious effort was made to revive and promote traditional crafts. While traditional designs retained their popularity there was a resurgence that adapted products to suit contemporary needs.

Handicrafts



Handicraft, also known as craft work or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. Usually the term is applied to traditional means of making goods. The individual artisanship of the items is a paramount criterion, such items often have cultural and/or religious significance. Items made by mass production or machines are not handicrafts.
Usually, what distinguishes the term handicraft from the frequently used category arts and crafts is a matter of intent: handicraft items are intended to be used, worn, etc, having a purpose beyond simple decoration. Handicrafts are generally considered more traditional work, created as a necessary part of daily life, while arts and crafts implies more of a hobby pursuit and a demonstration/perfection of a creative technique. In practical terms, the categories have a great deal of overlap.

Bangladeshi Handicraft: “Nakshi Katha”

In our Bangladesh we have improved on handicraft business. We are also exporting our handicrafts to foreign countries. We are being appreciated from those countries for our nice handicrafts. We can introduce our country with the other countries through this business. This type of business is helping to reduce our unemployment problem. Women are also working on handicraft. I feel that it is a good sign for Bangladesh. We have different handicraft businesses. Among them Nakshi Katha is a famous handicraft. It is not only famous in Bangladesh but also in other countries. A framed Naksi Katha increases the beauty of a room by hanging on a wall. It is used at home, office, shopping complex etc. In the rural area of Bangladesh“Nakshi Katha” is a common handicraft. It is an art of neglected village women. Sometimes, some fashionable women of rural area pass their leisure period by designing Nakshi Katha. Nakshi katha is a tradition of village. It takes tatters, cotton and needles to weave a Nakshi Katha. Women weave it with their creative skills. They make special designs with different pictures on it with the colorful cottons. It takes three or four months to make a nakshi katha for a woman. It is mainly used for bed sheet and blanket. The Bangladeshi people feel proud for this. Nakshi Katha can be used as a gift item for new couple, especially from bride family in the rural area.