The Jute Works

Corr the Jute Works was established in 1973 with the objective of providing work and an income to the poor rural women of Bangladesh.

At present the Jute Works is assisting over 7000 women in sixteen districts.

Corr the Jute Works is a self supporting, non- profit, charitable organisation which benefits the rural women .

With the opportunity to make craft and have markets for the craft, the women are empowered and have an income to help supplement the meager family income.

Jute is the “Golden Fibre” of Bangladesh. It is a vegetable fibre derived from the bark of an annual reed like plant.

The plant grows eight to ten feet high.

Women use the  thread from the jute plant  to make a wonderful array of items including bags, toys, table mats, sikas, home accessories and decorations.

Craft is also made from other raw materials including bamboo, cane, clay and wood.

Text courtesy of Siham Craftlink Pty Ltd