Shahid Hussain Shamim
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  • Dhaka
  • Bangladesh
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Profession / role:
weaver and developer
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Retailer, Supplier, Manufacturer, Consultant
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About me / About business or organisation:
I have worked with Handloom and handicrafts of Bangladesh for over 25 years however I am still learning and excited everyday.
The main aim of our mission is to build a responsible Travel and Tourism Company based on authentic Bangladeshi lifestyle, mainly focusing on culture, crafts, textiles and traditional village life.

our activities into promoting-
-Small businesses from the regions to work as development partners and benefit from the operations.
-Develop cross-cultural learning through training and experiential learning. The focus groups for these activities can be enthusiasts / specialists in design and product development.
-Run skill development trainings with particular textile and craft.
-Establish living and learning centers.
-Promote ‘voluntourism’ and internships as a means to have long lasting experience.
The more generalized aims are:
-Recognize, support and promote community ownership of tourism.
-Ensure environmental sustainability.
- Help maintain traditional livelihood.
-Community development by involvement.
Career history / Company history:
One of my first interactions and memories of fabric was when my family lived in Rajshahi, west Bangladesh in the late 60’s. I would eat the fruit from the mulberry trees while smelling the production of silk from the silk cocoons. From the early 80’s I have been working in the handloom sector of Bangladesh. I am a developer and promoter of traditional handloom fabrics and artisans of my country. I love understanding the construction of fabrics as this gives me an insight of how I can intervene and make the fabrics more relevant to today’s market.
My current work is focusing on the development of natural indigo mordanting and dying and product development of Prabartana’s hand spun khadi, natural dye and indigenous textiles range.

Shahid Hussain Shamim's Blog

"Oh, I know not either warp or woof,I know not the web of thy weave"_Rig Veda.

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 1 Comment

India was the earliest centre of cotton manufacture; it was from here that the craft was introduced to Persia and Egypt, and thereafter, to Europe. Cotton fabrics were the magical creations of the Indian weaver. Handspun yarn and cotton weaving were famed throughout the subcontinent but nowhere did it reach the perfection of Bengal. Gossamer muslin, light as woven air and soft as a limpid stream, has featured time and again in historical records of ancient and mediaeval periods. The earliest… Continue

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At 12:38 on July 29, 2010, Holly Pressdee said…
Hey, I have just looked at all your photos and read your profile and all your work sounds amazing!
I wanted to get in touch with you to talk more about the work you do and how you set it all up.
Last ear I graduated from London where i studied textile design and I specialised in woven textiles and so seeing your work has really inspired me.
I wanted to know more about how you wanted to collaborate with people, and how you construct your work.
Really look forward to hearing back from you.
many thanks
At 1:08 on May 5, 2010, Gyorgyi Szabo said…
Hi my friend,
Sorry for my delayed reply. That weight sounds great & quite heavy and would suit some ideas, so if you do a variety of weights up to that is good for me.
I will get to work and send some development ideas and inquiries to you soon.
Do you happen to know of any leather tanneries or suppliers that have eco friendly leathers eg. chrome free or vegetable dye leathers? and also fairtrade leather bag manufactures in India?
Looking forward to your feedback.
Regards, Gyorgyi
At 13:07 on April 21, 2010, Gyorgyi Szabo said…
Love your work Shahid,
i've finally worked out how to work this big ethical love machine! My last child move out recently and I have time to explore, yay! and can I be your friend? (not sure how we adopt).
I am interested in using a heavy decorative indiginous tapestry combined with leather so that it suits ladies handbag weight, what is the heaviest weight in gms of the handlooms that you can produce and is it durable?
Thanks for all your efforts and hope we can make this work! G :D
At 18:41 on December 24, 2009, Lara Koprivica said…
beautiful work!
At 18:37 on December 24, 2009, Lara Koprivica said…
thank you!
At 4:35 on December 20, 2009, Shahid Hussain Shamim said…
Wow!!! What a wonderfull world. Jennifer is my BEST friend.
At 13:40 on December 16, 2009, namrata narula said…
Hey I dont know her, she seems to be much senior to me...
At 12:01 on December 16, 2009, Shahid Hussain Shamim said…
At 11:53 on December 16, 2009, Shahid Hussain Shamim said…
Eco-Chic Collection

Designed with style and market savvy reclaimed cement sacks, reused men's ties, even recycled baseball caps and other revived materials, become the practical, fair trade and eco-chic bags, storage and accessories . Pls. visit@
At 11:27 on December 16, 2009, Shahid Hussain Shamim said…
I'll write more about my work. thanks very much for your appreciation. I have a netwok of artisan all over the country.I'm invovle with National Crafts Coucil of Bangladesh (NCCB)since 1987. Served as General Secretary 3 terms ( 2 years of each term). Now I'm elected as President of NCCB.

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