Belva Dress in Black
Marguerite Dress in Black
Nell Stripe Jumper in Navy
Nita Stripe Dress in Navy
Marian Breton Top in Red
Rae Cardigan in Blue
Alaina Dress in Navy
Madden One Shoulder Top in Navy
Lenna Shirt Dress in Red Multi
Emma Dress in Red
Lucinda Cropped Wide Leg Trousers in Black
Sabina Off Shoulder Top in Green
Alexis Vest in Eco White
Oliana Jumpsuit in Black
Adalee Jumpsuit in Black
Rosabel Tee in Navy
Rebecca Dress in Green
Camas Shell Top in Navy Multi
Rhea Dress in Black
Lola Stripe Dress in Grey stripe
Raina Wrap Coat in Dark blue melange
Prokritee is a Fair Trade, not-for-profit organisation that encompasses eight handicraft groups based in rural Bangladesh. Among those employed by Prokritee are economically marginilised or vulnerable people such as minority groups, tribal people, landless poor, widows, divorcees and single mothers.
Prokritee's handicraft projects are rurally based and specifically designed and developed to encourage employment of women. Traditionally, only a small portion of women living in these rural areas participate in income generation. By providing jobs for women, Prokritee is able to improve women's standard of living and help them send their children to school. Through their head office in Dhaka, Prokritee provides the opportunity for these rural communities to participate in the world market by providing access to the international market.
Anita Halder is a producer at Biborton, Prokritee's Handmade Paper Project. She has been working at Biborton for more than eighteen years. Her life was very challenging; she never had the opportunity to have an education due to her families poverty. At the age of seventeen she married her husband Nilratan who was a farmer. Life was going smoothly and over time she and her husband were blessed with two sons. After five years her husband became ill and Anita had to sell all her assets to pay for her husband’s treatment. But unfortunately within two years, Anita lost her husband. She had no way to provide food and clothing for her children and began searching for a job door to door. One day Anita came across Biborton, Prokritee's Handmade Paper Project. She explained her problems to the manager of Biborton who offered her a job. Now she is earning good wages making hand made paper, accessories and gifts. Anita’s younger son is a brilliant student and recently graduated in Accounting. Anita is looking forward to a bright future and is happily continuing her work with Prokritee.