Living Blue: Best of Bangladesh

Living Blue: Best of Bangladesh

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Nijera Cottage and Village Industries (NCVI) is a worker- and artisan-owned social enterprise that represents groups that work in kantha (quilts made using a certain type of embroidery), shibori (a Japanese method for dyeing cloth that is similar to tie-dye), dyeing and indigo production in Rangpur, Bangladesh.

NCVI functions as an umbrella enterprise for these groups to interact with markets. Through the brand “Living Blue,” NCVI establishes market linkages for these enterprises.

For example, NCVI has created linkages with Couleur Garance of France, Sally Campbell of Australia and Plantation House of India, all of which place regular orders.

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