Bangladesh (officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh) straddles the low-lying, fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and has a land area of 144,000 square kilometres and a population of 158 million. This makes it the seventh most populous country and is among the most densely populated countries in the world with a high poverty rate. It ranks 146th out of 182 countries in the Human Development Index and has an infant mortality rate of 59 deaths per 1,000 live births Together with West Bengal, Bangladesh makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. It has a short border with Burma, the rest is bordered by India on most wides and the Bay of Bengal to the south.
The majority (98%) of the population are ethnic Bengalis, the remainder are mostly Biharis and indigenous tribal groups. The National language is Bengali and the main religion is Islam with a significant minority practicing Hinduism. Bangladesh handicrafts focuses on textiles and pottery. New enterprises are springing up to produce eco and recycled products for the handicraft market.
The following are our eco ethical enterprise partners in Bangladesh. Please click on the name to view more information about the enterprise and the products that they produce.
This recycling and eco enterprise has found innovative ways to use what would otherwise be assigned to landfill.
There are products from Bangladesh in the following categories.
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