10.02.2017 - 14.02.2017 — Hall: 10.0 Stand: C 65
Hand Touch weaves its own handloom fabrics and produces scarves, bed linen, table linen, sea grass, cane and other customized products. We use cotton, silk, jute, sheep wool, sea grass, cane and all these raw materials are hand dyed on the company premises. Capitalizing on our artisan’s skills and the input of our design department it is our mission to create “Poetry in weaving”.
Hand Touch has started its journey in 2002. After nine years of experience in our local market we were confident enough to enter the export market in 2011. Currently we are exporting handloom fabrics and handmade textile products to Japan, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Switzerland, The Netherland, France and Austria. We are working hard to market our sophisticated handmade products worldwide.
Though Hand Touch is not an officially fair trade certified organization yet, we applied to our national Fair trade forum (Ecota Forum) and within short period we will be a certified member of our National Fair trade organization. We adhere to fair trade principles and run a responsible business. We pay fair wages, create a good working environment, and our production process is environmentally friendly. CSR is important for us and we are continuously seeking to improve our performance in this area. We support our workers in educating their children, initiate sport programs and contribute to their healthcare.
We produce fashion accessories and home textiles. Our fabrics are also available by the meter.
Scarves, Stoles, Shawls and Slippers
Bed linen (bed cover, duvet cover, pillow cover), Table linen (table cloth, table runner, place mats, napkin), Kitchen linen (kitchen towel, apron, oven mitten, pot holder), Curtains, cushion cover, jute rugs and ‘Satranji’( Rug) floor mats,Sea grass baskets Cane Baskets
We sale from range and we can also develop customized designs as well as execute your own design.
For dyeing we use our own in-house dyeing facilities where we use natural organic dyes and reactive dyes. All our dyes are Azo free.
Hand loom weaving
CMT Unit (Cutting Making Trimming)
Hand loom weaving
This is our main activity. All together we have more than 100 handlooms, called ‘Tant’ in Bangladesh. Most of them are suitable for weaving jacquard and dobby patterns. Also we have pit looms. The pit loom is one of the oldest traditional methods of weaving fabrics, next to the strap loom.
We have five handloom weaving units. Our main workshop is in Panchagarh where we have 34 ‘Tant’ looms. In the Sirajgonj district we have another 20 ‘Tant’ looms. The rest of our looms are spread over our facilities in: Rangamati (26 looms), the hilly tribal area near Chittagong.
In our workshop in Panchagarh we employ around 150 people of which almost 50% are women. To effectively run one loom you need 3 to 5 people, depending on the complexity of the design. Before we started our operations in Panchagarh most of our people were either unemployed or dependant on seasonal agricultural activities. As a result the village was almost completely unemployed in the lean season. Through handloom weaving the village has been able to generate work throughout the year.
Our present production capacity is 12500 meter per month (various fabrics).
For weaving we use cotton, silk, jute, viscose and local wool. Also we use hand-spun cotton, silk and lamb hair yarn. Khadi is the name for the hand spun cotton and silk yarns.
CMT UNIT (CUTTING MAKING TRIMMING)
In Dhaka we have a sewing unit with where we produce all our finished products. Our monthly capacity is10000 pcs standard shopping bags, or the equivalent in any other product from our collection.