BaSE - Our Story
BaSE is a non-profit guaranteed Fair Trade organisation set up in Bangladesh to co-ordinate and promote the handicraft products of various female manufacturing groups out of the mainstream, especially those working in the South-West producing various types of handmade items such as Date Palm-leaf & Jute Basketry, Jute Macramé, Nakshi Hand Embroidery, Women Clothing and Accessories.
BaSE offers a full range of Textiles, Fashion, Home Decoration, and Accessories items. We have over 3,000 own design products and have excellent capacity & skill to prepare custom-made products according to design requirements. BaSE uses local raw materials are Natural, Biodegradable, and Recyclable. BaSE products are handmade and sustainable.
“It is throughout a BaSE’s group named Bhoberpara which I learned first time about fair trade, what is played by producers and what meant for their families and women. Living in a small village, getting the daily life and struggles of people that believe the change is possible, gave me the courage to support their effort from Italy. Experiencing that, a commercial relationship becomes more than a goods exchange. In between, we have had a friendship, challenges, projects, sharing expectations, and growth. The lesson I keep as precious as a treasure has been given by an artisan woman when she said the work was getting harder with the age ongoing, so why don’t retire and let the daughters carry on all that. That time the answer turned me into the core issue, she said “I’ll never give up because in my job I am free”. This is the most valuable thing that could be seen in a work, this is what fair trade made happen. ”
Sandra EndrizziAnthropology Researcher, Expert Consultant at Fair Trade
“The exhibition has been a great success, people were very pleased with your work. Please thanks all the girls for the beautiful work they have done!”
Vannozza Della SetaAssociazione Per SEWA, Milan
'Bags arrived !! Thank you so much for your work and congratulations For the artisans.'
BeatrizDiego Lis Cidranes
AWARD: BaSE producer Bhoberpara Group (BH) leader Ms. Shondha Mondol receive best jute producer award from ‘Bangladesh National Artisans Board’
AWARD: In WFTO Delhi biennial conference in November 2017. In the design contest BaSE product has been awarded the best design in Homeware & Textiles product category.
AWARD: BaSE has been awarded as best agricultural exporter category of Agro award by Standard Chartered Bank. Bangladesh Government Planning Minister handed over the award being present there as chief guest.