Artisan Hut was founded in 2002 at the same time as one of the largest hand loom buyers in Bangladesh changed almost overnight from hand loomed fabric to machine loom fabric putting hundreds of weavers out of work. It is a marketing organisation owned by Fair Trade producer groups. The groups each have their own areas of expertise, weaving, cut and sew or printing, but work together to maximise the Fair Trade value added within the supply chain. Artisan Hut seeks to redress the movement towards intensive high capital industries, which disenfranchise the poor. Artisan Hut has a trust which generates income for the producers to develop their communities and all profit generated is controlled by the producers.
Christine has designed beautiful handloomed duvet covers and pillowcases and has a long well established relationship with Artisan Hut.