Meet producers creating People Tree clothes

this Fashion Revolution Week





For 25 years People Tree have partnered with Fair Trade producer businesses globally, actively supporting artisans and farmers. The People Tree team visit producer groups throughout the year to ensure transparency within our supply chain and to provide technical training for artisans and their organisations so they can improve their skills, and strengthen their businesses and social impact.

We want you to hear the stories of producers who create People Tree clothes.

We have brought together producer profiles to show remarkable producers, farmers and artisans whose skills transform People Tree designs into beautiful garments.






Artisan Hut

MS. HOSNA AKTER, ARTISAN HUT, BANGLADESH Job: Assistant Tailor


What do you like about working for Artisan Hut?

I like the working environment and the capacity building Artisan Hut provide. I enjoyed participating in the World Fair Trade Day last year and meeting with other Fair Trade organisations and staff.


Can you tell us about your daily working routine?

I live with my mother, brother and sister in the Ashkona region of Dhaka, just a 10 minute walk from the office. I usually wake up at 7 o’clock in the morning and get ready to go to the office. After having my breakfast, I leave the house at 8:45am to be ready to start work at 9am. I have my lunch at home together with my family. I finish work at 5pm and go back home. I normally rest, watch TV and help my mother with cooking. I also like to visit my family and friends at their homes. I have dinner together with my mother and my brother and sister at 8pm and I go to bed early at around 9pm.






Dev Tech

MR. PATRIAR JONSON GOMES, DEV TECH, BANGLADESH | Job: CEO and Owner

Why did you choose to set up a Fair Trade organisation which focuses on reviving traditional Bangladeshi skills such as hand weaving?

Handwoven fabric is environmentally-friendly. The hand weaving process is carbon neutral and can save up to 1 ton of carbon emissions per one hand loom a year. It helps protect our environment and also creates opportunities for disadvantaged artisan groups. We very much enjoy working with People Tree and People Tree customers.




CHIN SNAL, DEV TECH, BANGLADESH | Job: Quality Checker


What do you like about working for Dev Tech?

I enjoy the working environment at Dev Tech and appreciate the transparency behind the business. The capacity building programme and the office manual are helpful.


Can you tell us about your typical daily routine?

I live only 10 minutes walking distance from the office, in a place called Khilkhet. I wake up at 7:30am and get ready for work. After having breakfast and preparing my lunch, I leave for the office at 8:45am. I finish work at 6pm, go home, rest and prepare dinner for later. I pop out to visit my friends who live nearby and have a chat with them. I have my dinner at around 10pm and go to bed at 11pm.





Creative Handicrafts

MS. CHANDRA SINGH, CREATIVE HANDICRAFTS, INDIA | Job: Stitching Operator

What do you like about working for Creative Handicrafts?

I like to stitch, especially new patterns. I like working together as a group with the other women at Creative Handicrafts, there is great unity in our team. 


Can you tell us about your typical daily routine?

I get up at 5:30am and cook both breakfast and lunch for my family. My husband goes to work and takes the children to their classes. I leave for work at 8:30am to start at 9:30am. I stitch around eight to ten easy pieces or two to three challenging ones a day. I have my lunch break at 1pm and I go home at 6pm. My children prepare tea for me and after a bit of relaxation I prepare dinner for my family. I go to sleep by 11pm.



KUMUDINI


MR. LUKMAN HOSSAIN, KUMUDINI, BANGLADESH | Job: Senior Hand Block Master


What do you like about working for Kumudini?

I feel proud and happy to work at Kumudini. It is the ideal company and the overall atmosphere is very good. 


Can you tell us about your typical daily routine?

I wake up in the early morning and start the day with a Namaj prayer. I take my grandson and granddaughters to school and I return home for breakfast. I set off at 8:45am to start work at 9am. I have one hour lunch break at 1pm and I work until 5pm. At 5pm I head home, it's not too far from the office. I like to spend time with my family and friends in the evenings, go to the market to do the shopping and have a dinner. I relax watching TV and I go to bed at around 10pm.