Hand Touch has started its journey in 2002. After nine years of experience in our local market we were confident enough to enter the export market in 2011. Currently we are exporting handloom fabrics and handmade textile products to Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, the UK and Sweden. We are working hard to market our sophisticated handmade products worldwide. Though Hand Touch is not an officially fair trade certified organization we adhere to fair trade principles and run a responsible business. We pay fair wages, create a good working environment, and our production process is environmentally friendly. CSR is important for us and we are continuously seeking to improve our performance in this area. We support our workers in educating their children, initiate sport programs and contribute to their healthcare.
Capitalizing on our artisan’s skills and the input of our design department it is our mission to create “Poetry in weaving”.
Our present production capacity is 12500 meter per month (various fabrics). For weaving we use cotton, silk, jute, viscose and local wool. Also we use hand-spun cotton, silk and lamb hair yarn. Khadi is the name for the hand spun cotton and silk yarns.
In our workshop in Panchagarh we employ around 150 people of which almost 50% are women. To effectively run one loom you need 3 to 5 people, depending on the complexity of the design.
Cutting Making Trimming
For hand embroidery we have a unit in the Jessore district where we employ around 150 workers. Furthermore, we can have a variety of textile printing techniques: Block printing, batik printing, and screen-printing.,
Mohammad Ali KhanCeo Of HandTouch
- Hand loom weaving
- CMT Unit (Cutting Making Trimming)
- Special Techniques
- Hand loom weaving
We have five handloom weaving units. Our main workshop is in Panchagarh where we have 34 ‘Tant’ looms. In the Sirajgonj district we have another 20 ‘Tant’ looms. The rest of our looms are spread over our facilities in: Rangamati (26 looms), the hilly tribal area near Chittagong. Ragshahi, where we have 4 powerlooms for weaving silk. In Narshingdi we have another 12 powerlooms for cotton weaving.
In our workshop in Panchagarh we employ around 150 people of which almost 50% are women. To effectively run one loom you need 3 to 5 people, depending on the complexity of the design. Before we started our operations in Panchagarh most of our people were either unemployed or dependant on seasonal agricultural activities. As a result the village was almost completely unemployed in the lean season. Through handloom weaving the village has been able to generate work throughout the year.