It started with one employee in 2008 and has changed location several times since then.
She spends half of the year in this sample room, designing and developing materials.
Almost of our bags are handmade.
Some staff stay and have lunch in the factory, but most live near the factory, therefore they eat lunch at home.
Biliyani, as seen here, is a popular choice.
It’s a lot like curry.
Now let us introduce some of our staff. First we have Monjurani, in charge of sewing.
She came to our factory when it had only 5 employees.
Being able to sew even the thickest of leather using a special machine, her sewing skills are the best in the factory.
Through inviting us to her son’s wedding, and providing production with wood supplied from her husband, her whole family feels closely involved with our company.
Next is Mithu, one of the two supervisors in our factory.
He is shy and not particularly good at talking in front of people, but he is a superior craftsman.
He is able to calmly give proper instructions to his subordinates.
He visited Japan in 2014.
"I’ll never forget how special it was to be able to speak directly with our customers”, he says, continually supporting the factory.
Here are some pictures from the lunch break.
The man tossing that ball in cricket is Kal, one of our drivers.
Able to get through any traffic or disorder, his driving skills have earned everyone's trust.
He drove a three-wheeled taxi called a CNG when the factory was still small, but the car he drives continues to get bigger and bigger as the factory grows.
Here’s another picture from lunch.
This girl taking a nap is Lima.
She works in the inspection room.
She is all business when she is working, but her sleeping face makes her look like a child.
This is Morched, a sample master, who has worked here since 2008.
When he joined, the factory had only 6 employees and was located in Dhaka.
Since then, that number has grown to 160, and his job has extended to monitoring all production.
He visited Japan in 2010, which was his longtime dream. Being able to have spoken with customers is his greatest memory.
"I realized that we can make dreams come true in this factory", he said.