Through our partnership with Basha Boutique in Bangladesh, our jewelry line features beautiful designs handmade by women rescued from at risk and trafficking environments.
In Bangladesh, skilled jewellery- making and metal-working is seen as a man’s job. By training women in this skill, we hope to increase employees and their standing in the local community.
It takes around three months for artisans to be trained in the skills they need to make Basha jewellery. Once qualified, the artisan meticulously handcrafts all component parts, cutting, drilling hammering and hand-shaping metal, or hand-weaving textile elements, and then carefully assembles them to form the finished piece.
This process can take from thirty minutes to four hours depending upon the complexity and size of the design. Jewellery materials are sourced locally in West Bengal wherever possible and textile detailing is often made using recycled or repurposed sari cloth.