Rashida Begum and Azufa Begum are artisans of Bagdha Enterprise, one of the workshops of Prokritee. They are specialized in spinning of hemp, jute and recycle fabrics and weaving bath mitts, hats, shopping bags and purses, and Christmas angles. In image we see the smiling ladies spinning threads from hemp. All products of this group are fully natural, AZO free colored, biodegradable.
Gouri Adhikary at Keya Palm Handicrafts. At this workshop the artisans make ornaments with natural Keya palm leaves.
Star streamers; handmade with palm leaves, dyed with AZO free dye and dried in the sun.
A fair trade company in Bangladesh
Prokritee is a fair trade company in Bangladesh. We support over 1,500 artisans in rural areas.
For our products we use renewable sources of materials such as recycled sari, waste jute, silk, handmade paper, natural fibers and leaves.
Award winning product: We won the
WFTO Mohammed Islam Design Award 2015 for our Paper Christmas tree ornament made out of water-hyacinth handmade paper.
Celebrating International Women's Day 2021
Our company was endowed by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in 2001 to independently manage eight job creation projects with own management and organisational structure. These projects were located in different parts of the country by MCC during the period 1977-1999.
The projects are currently treated as the production units of Prokritee. Each unit is individually supervised by a unit manager with the help of a producer management committee.
Products developed by Prokritee designers and produced by the artisans are sold in Bangladesh and exported to many countries around the world.
Our values have roots in the work of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), such as Compassion, Justice and Non-violence. We believe in the dignity of every individual. This includes listening to them, taking their views seriously, speaking to them as to a respected equal, and expecting them to participate in program planning, implementation and evaluation. Prokritee promotes participation, cooperation and teamwork.
Manju, Kanon, Chinu, and Mannico are artisans of Jobarpar Enterprise, on of the Prokritee workshops in Barisal district. They make beautiful Christmas decoration and gift items from handmade paper.
Prokritee is a Not-for-Profit Company manufacturing and exporting handicrafts. We are committed to moral and social values and we follow and we follow the ideals of Fair Trade. At the same time, we plan to join the mainstream of the global handicraft business with renewed organisational strength and capacity building. Therefore we have done a structural reorganisation of our procedures and practices. The revision and framing of this revised is in our manual.
The organizational structure is flat and informal. The staff can communicate informally and can quickly react to opportunities, set goals, plan and decide strategies. Prokritee has three broad divisions and is completed with the support of IT:
- The Marketing department is responsible for increasing the sales and creating new markets. Product design and development, shipping, export and domestic sales are all part of the Marketing department.
- The Production & Procurement department is responsible for looking after all the activities and material procurement of the production units and producers.
- TheHuman Resource & Finance department is responsible for creating opportunities for the employees to enhance their knowledge, skill and ability.
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