KUMUDINI WELFARE TRUST
Kumudini Welfare Trust is a social business in Bangladesh. People Tree partners with Kumudini to make gorgeous block printed and hand embroidered dresses and tops, reviving traditional skills to make unique contemporary designs.
WHY IS KUMUDINI UNIQUE?
The artisans at Kumudini produce garments with techniques rooted in the ancient textile heritage of Bangladesh. Kumudini specialises in products in cotton and silk and is especially known for their bright and beautiful colours. Kumudini uses safe dyes made from natural products such as flowers, leaves, barks, and roots of plants and trees, as well as eco-friendly azo-free chemical dyes.
HOW DOES KUMUDINI MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Kumudini supports disadvantaged women by providing work opportunities and access to medical treatment. Artisans are paid a fair wage for their work and they use the extra money for their children to provide them with better food and education.
Profits from Fair Trade are reinvested and used to run a 600 bed hospital that offers nursing training and free health care to low income families in Bangladesh.
In addition to producing clothing for export, Kumudini opened one of the first Fair Trade clothing boutiques in Dhaka, Bangladesh.