A joyous design collaboration between The Jacksons’ and the skilful handicraft workers in south-west Bangladesh, creating not only the beautiful and durable hand-crafted jute “word-bags” but also humorous and colourful placemats and beaded purses.
We have grown from a workforce of less than 100 women to over 1000 artisans in South West Bangladesh, an area where there are few job opportunities for them. We are also working with small communities of artisans in other parts of Bangladesh. All of these teams are predominantly made up of women, who are paid directly giving them independence and status, empowering them to make decisions within the family.
This is helping The Jackson’s fulfil a mission close to their hearts - to create as many job opportunities as possible.