Monday, 28 June 2010

To Bangladesh?

My tickets to Dhaka are not yet confirmed, but in Bangladesh it is raining with temperatures steady in the 30s, so at least my hair is remaining partially dignified in London’s 40% humidity…

If I do get to Dhaka, as I am supposed this coming Monday, I will be travelling with Safia Minney (CEO of People Tree) and Antony Waller (PR of People Tree) to Thanapara Swallows. I have heard from many a source that it is an idyllic village, replete with grinning children and happy goats. Situated in North West Bangladesh, Thanapara Swallows is one of People Tree’s main hand-weaving and hand-embroidery producers which provides work for over 200 women.