Artisan Hut is a fair trade group based in Bangladesh that creates unique garments, home textile products and many more using traditional hand skills, including hand weaving and embroidery. We specialize in hand weaving, creating unique and exclusive home textiles. We are focused on fair trade and preserving the environment. Our throws and cushion covers are woven on handlooms using organic cotton yarn. In line with our commitment to be socially and environmentally responsible, Artisan Hut is in the process of becoming a WFTO Guaranteed fair-trade company.
Our mission is to reduce poverty through fair trade business development and economic independence and to increase the standards of living of disadvantaged people in Bangladesh.
The founder of Artisan Hut, Monju Haque is a fair trade enthusiast who had worked in the fair trade market for many years and had been engaged in social work from his early days. He had formed a keen interest in this sector and envisioned great potential in the marginalized yet skilled artisans of the villages in Bangladesh. Then he decided to form a fair trade organization of his own in the year 2002. By following the principles of fair trade he wanted to reduce poverty through fair trade business development and economic independence, and to increase the standards of living of disadvantaged people in Bangladesh.
Artisan Hut works with over 250 artisans in rural Bangladesh to produce a unique collection of hand-woven garments. By focusing on traditional hand skills, like hand weaving, block-printing, and hand embroidery, a huge number of people can benefit from making clothes, who otherwise would not.
The highly-skilled, traditional hand weavers of Bangladesh are being put out of work by the demand for cheap, fast fashion. When the only priority is to get the garment from the design board to the shop floor in 6 weeks, handweavers cannot compete with power looms. Artisan Hut was established to deal with this crisis. Workers are able to double their income by using their traditional hand weaving, block-printing, and hand embroidery.