The Jacksons Lobster Placemat
These fun lobster placemats are handmade by skilful handicraft workers in South West Bangladesh. The placemats are made entirely from locally grown jute and have minimal environmental impact.
Income earned from this project has already empowered local women in this region of Bangladesh, improving access to health and education. The Jacksons have grown from a workforce of less than 100 women to over 3000 artisans in South West Bangladesh, an area where there are few job opportunities for them. All these teams are predominantly made up of women who are paid directly giving them independence and status, empowering them to make decisions within the family. A large percentage are now educating their daughters up to sixth form and some are going to university. This was impossible only six years ago when The Jacksons started on their collaboration and Louise Jackson visits regularly to see at first hand the real benefits the bag business has brought to the community.
Handmade in Bangladesh
Size: 46cm x 30cm - this does vary slightly as they are made by hand.