Day 2 | Narayangonj
There are a lot of things to be thankful for on this trip. But one highlight is our second cooperative for the Market Bag in Bangladesh.
In 2018, we came in contact with Oporajeo, an employee-owned factory — founded after the Rana Plaza disaster of 2013 — a devastating incident in which a garment factory collapsed, killing 1,134 workers and injuring thousands more. The word “Oporajeo” in Bengali translates to “Invincible” or “Undefeated.”
By partnering with Oporajeo we have been able to keep up with the demand for the market bag, while continuing to support our existing partnership with the Saidpur co-op, enabling them to grow in scale at a healthy pace.