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Palm Leaf Bike Basket

Cruise through the streets in style with the Palm Leaf Bike Basket. Perfect for a fresh haul of produce from your local farmer's market or your favorite picnic items. Our fair trade partner Rishilpi trains and supports artisans in rural Bangladesh who weave these baskets by hand in their homes.

HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH

  • Woven palm leaf bike basket
  • Includes three leather straps (in triangle configuration) for attachment to bike
  • 12Lx9Wx9H inches
  • Handmade in Bangladesh

SKU: 6609330

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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