Our beautiful Peacebirds have returned for another festive season, providing the opportunity to give or decorate ethically whilst supporting the incredible work of our craft partner, Basha Enterprises.
Recently I spoke with Robin Seyfert, the driving force behind Basha Enterprises, in a podcast for The Décologist. Robin is full of passion and compassion, and in an inspiring conversation we learn about how Basha Enterprises came about, their achievements to-date and some of the many challenges they face working to empower vulnerable and exploited women in Bangladesh.
What especially touched me is how, through creating a safe environment for these women, craft has become a vehicle and process for change. As Robin explains, most of these women aren't naturally talented at craft, or haven't previously developed their skills in a particular craft technique. Their lessons in craft and the development of their skills, has come hand-in-hand with building strength, resilience and dignity in response to the marginalised and exploited circumstances they found themselves in prior to joining Basha.
Listen to my conversation with Robin Seyfert