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Palm Leaf Pet Bed Basket

The Palm Leaf Pet Bed Basket is hand-woven by artisans working with our fair trade partner Rishilpi in Bangladesh.

HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH

  • Palm leaf
  • Outside dimensions: 30.25L x 25.5W x 7.5H inches
  • An “opening” is centrally located on one of the long sides to allow pet to get into basket easily; Opening width: 13.75L inches; Height from base to top of opening: 3.5H inches
  • Handcrafted in Bangladesh

SKU: 6609030

THE MAKERS

Rishilpi, a nonprofit, nongovernmental development organization in southwest Bangladesh, was founded to improve the lives of people of the Rishi caste. "Rishilpi" is formed from two Bengali words, "Rishi," denoting the caste, and "shilpi," meaning artist or craftsman. Rishi, traditionally leather workers, for centuries have lived at the margins of Bengali society. Generally landless, with no easy access to schools, many struggled in a continual search for work to survive. In addition to income generation, Rishilpi conducts relief and development work in rural Bangladesh communities. Benefits to artisans include education sponsorship, health care, microcredit savings programs and early marriage prevention support for their adolescent daughters. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Rishilpi Handicrafts Limited since 1983.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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