Colloborative social e-business start up, selling Bangladesh hand craft by internet, using 7 social business principles.
|Project Title||Chitro Social|
|Lead Name(s)||Sakib Jamaal & Md Farhan Haque|
|Other Organisations||Social business youth alliance|
Sakib Jamal and Farhan Haque launched Chitro Social, an e-commerce site that connects rural artisans in Bangladesh to the international marketplace. These artisans (who are all female) create homeware products like bedsheets and quilts called 'Nakshi Kantha' – unique, handmade pieces that tell stories about the village in which they were made and folktales.
In the domestic market, these products would earn very little for the artisan who produced them. By purchasing them for a price that is much higher than the market average and making these products more readily available to international buyers, Chitro Social helps Bangladesh artisans earn more money for their skill and hard work.