Pebble: Shortly after arriving in Bangladesh, Samantha Morshed started Hathay Bunano ps, a non-profit organization. Through a local NGO she invited 12 young women to her home in Dhaka and taught them to knit in her spare room. After three weeks practicing knitting they started to work on the first order. The company has grown.
Hathay Bunano, means hand made or hand knitted in Bangla. Hand knitted organic toys are produced while creating dignified employment to help women out of poverty. Women in rural Bangladesh are provided local employment with fair wages. By teaching illiterate, unskilled women in very remote areas to knit the women are able to support their families + keep them together preventing economic migration to the cities.