ARTISANS and FARMERS:
Living Blue has over 240 artisans, including quilters, dyers and shibori specialists, many of whom have been working with us for close to a decade.
Our atelier is based the serene farming village of Goalpara in Rangpur, with 6 satellite workshops located nearby. Each of our satellite locations has 25 or more female artisans and is overseen by a female master quilter.
During peak hours in our main atelier, about 60 people work together in shibori and dyeing.
Living Blue farms only natural indigo dye and during the farming season we work with 3000 farmers and 40 processors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Living Blue board consists of members from its two owning companies, CARE Social Ventures (CSV) and Nijera Cottage and Village Industries (NCVI). CSV is based in USA and NCVI is the umbrella organization of the artisans and farmers we work with. NCVI has its own board, and sends representatives to the Living Blue board.
Living Blue has a 17 member management team, of whom five are hired and the rest come from the local community. It is headed by our CEO Mishael Aziz Ahmad.