The makers of our garlands and ceramic pots:
CORR-The Jute Works is a registered Fair Trade Trust of producing and marketing handicrafts incepted in September 2, 1973. It is also a pioneer member of World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) previously known as IFAT.
The aim was to provide rural marginalized women with work at home. Our goal was not only to rehabilitate them, rather to extend them in sustainable development with their family. CORR-The Jute Works was providing the means of income generation for these groups of women through producing handicraft items made out of a locally available raw material jute and other such as grass, leaf, cane, bamboo, clay. During its last 40 years journey CORR-The Jute Works was trying to upgrade the socio-economic condition of poverty-stricken rural women artisans. The organization has its well-defined mission, vision and philosophy.
Now the organisation has 23 production areas in the country, all producing a diversified range of handmade jute, grass, leaf and terra-cotta products, which are being exported to different countries of Europe, America, Australia and Asia.
The producers are organised in cooperative groups.They are fully autonomous in managing group affairs with the assistance of our Education Team as required and follow the cooperative principles. At present, there are 220 co- operative groups with 4856 female and 160 male producers in 16 districts of Bangladesh. In the field,volunteer supervision of production by group leaders and regular follow up visit by the Education Department ensure that the women receive a fair distribution of job orders.
The producers make delivery the products timely and receive fair wage for their work. Problems in production, if any, are sorted out by the groups or reported to CORR-The Jute Works to make up the anticipated shortage from another group. Job orders are given, according to the number of producers in the group and their skill. Producers learn how to save a portion to their earning on a regular basis for future gainful investment. Since the producers are the main concern of CORR-JW, all its efforts and resources are gear to their needs and benefits.