New supplier: Aranya of Bangladesh
We're thrilled to be stocking products made by Aranya of Bangladesh.
Aranya joins the growing list of IFAT members (International Federation
for Alternative trade) that supply Ganesha.
Focusing on the age-old, specialised skills of the region, Aranya markets
the traditional industries, such as embroidery and handloom, but in a
wholly contemporary way, allowing the medium to develop and be as vital
today, as it has been for centuries. And gives rural women a chance to
earn a decent income.
Traditional skills such as khadi cotton - where the cotton is handspun,
as well as handwoven, and the kanther style of embroidery so associated
with Bangladesh; skills that are usually passed on from mothers to their
daughters, feature large in Aranya's products, on scarves, wraps, and
textiles for interiors.
Aranya is also a leader in the use and development of natural dyes in
its products, and conducts regular training workshops in Bangladesh and
abroad to promote this more ecologically friendly approach.