Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd.

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  • House # 562, Road # 8, Mirpur DOHS, Mirpur
  • 1216 Dhaka
  • Bangladesh

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Dhaka Handicrafts is an independent non-profit, non-political local organization designed to assist impoverished and disadvantages rural artisan families to attain self –sufficiency and to protect and market traditional craftsmanship.

Dhaka Handicrafts (DH) started its journey under the registration of joint stock Company in Bangladesh as “Company limited by Guarantee” on August 25, 1999.

Dhaka Handicrafts is a craft producing and exporting organization that has expanded its business throughout the world on the basis of fair trade principles. The organization promotes craft products through enhancing the skills of rural artisans in Bangladesh. Dhaka Handicrafts exports basketry items made from cane, bamboo, date and palm leaves and hogla fiber, as well as terra cotta items and other decorative products.

All products are produced after careful analysis of western taste and demands in terms of design and materials. The primary goal is to maintain high quality products for which artisans are paid fairly. Dhaka Handicrafts deals with its artisans in a transparent manner, and seeks to improve their social and economic well-being. Self-reliance is encouraged through a savings plan for artisans.

The company has been utilizing eco-friendly technologies in order to maintain a pollution free friendly working environment. It always tries to ensure adequate health and safety measures of the employees and producers that are compatible with the safety standards. Providing appropriate instruments (e.g. spectacles, gloves) and creating awareness on workplace accidents and health hazards, we have been trying to maintain an eco-friendly working environment.

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Dhaka Handicrafts is a craft producing and exporting organization that has expanded its business throughout the world on the basis of fair trade principles. The organization promotes craft products through enhancing the skills of rural artisans in Bangladesh. Dhaka Handicrafts exports basketry items made from cane, bamboo, date and palm leaves and hogla fiber, as well as terra cotta items and other decorative products.

Objectives

With a view to achieving the vision and mission the following organizational objectives have been pursued by the company:

     

  • To create income-generating opportunities for socially and economically deprived artisan families, drawing upon fair trade principles.

  • To make the target families and the respective producing groups self-reliant through ensuring flow of income, encouraging savings, and enhancing skills.

  • To help sustaining inter-generational skills of craft making in order to preserve national heritage, historical and aesthetic importance.  

  • To address gender issues and encourage women’s leadership among artisan communities and in broader communities; 

  • To enhance 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 promote producers’ welfare and household economic development, and put the principles of “fair trade” in practice;

  • Launching new and specialized products and ensuring customer satisfaction;

  • Ensuring sustained and significant growth in sales and profit.

  • Expanding the export market beyond Bangladesh;

  • To develop and design the products in accordance with changing taste and demands of the market;

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Core Values

     

  • Welfare of Artisans

  • Assurance of quality

  • Fairness

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Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd. House # 562, Road # 8, Mirpur DOHS, Mirpur 1216 Dhaka Bangladesh +880 181/9240165 tanudey@dhakahandicrafts.com

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Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd. House # 562, Road # 8, Mirpur DOHS, Mirpur 1216 Dhaka Bangladesh +880 181/9240165 tanudey@dhakahandicrafts.com

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Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd. House # 562, Road # 8, Mirpur DOHS, Mirpur 1216 Dhaka Bangladesh +880 181/9240165 tanudey@dhakahandicrafts.com

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Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd. House # 562, Road # 8, Mirpur DOHS, Mirpur 1216 Dhaka Bangladesh +880 181/9240165 tanudey@dhakahandicrafts.com

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Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd. House # 562, Road # 8, Mirpur DOHS, Mirpur 1216 Dhaka Bangladesh +880 181/9240165 tanudey@dhakahandicrafts.com

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Ambiente 2016

12.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 Hall: 10.1 Stand: C 62