Tazwar, a Bangladeshi company, has recently started selling exclusively jute diversified products at home and abroad from its outlet as the demand for eco-friendly products is increasing in various countries. Tazwar.com is a marketplace to "discover jute products" including handmade, ethnic, organic and natural products from Bangladesh. Its diversity is reflected in clothing, bags, lamps, rugs etc.
Habiba Nasrin Rita, CEO, Tazwar, said, “There is no alternative but to go for product diversification to increase export earnings of Bangladesh. The demand for ecofriendly goods is increasing day by day."
"Diversifying jute goods add value 10 times to the traditional one. So, it can help developing the sector within a short time. The demand for green products, jute goods like gardening products, shopping bags, geo-textile, pulp and paper, home textiles, floor covering and non-woven textiles is very high at the consumers' level in the international market due to the growing awareness about environment. Of those products, jute-made shopping bags are now the best-selling items," she added.
Besides, these products are popular in the domestic market, too.
"Many countries like the United States (US) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have already gone for replacement of plastic shopping bags by jute-made shopping bags. The demand for eco-friendly bags is also increasing in western Europe, Australasia, Middle East, Asia and African countries."
Tazwar.com connects local artisans and designers directly to global customers and thereby increases their livelihood, remove middlemen, help them create and promote their brand and thereby preserve culture, traditions and values.
"All payments are due upon receipt. If a payment is not received or payment method is declined, the buyer forfeits the ownership of any items purchased. If no payment is received, no items will be shipped," Habiba Nasrin Rita said.
Shipping will be paid for by the buyer in the amount agreed upon by the seller at the time of purchase. If an item is lost during shipping, the total cost of item, including shipping, will be refunded to the buyer by the seller. Shipping costs may double if shipping has to be done internationally. If an item is damaged during shipping, seller will not be held responsible."
"If an item is damaged during shipping, a replacement item will be sent free of charge. If an item is dissatisfactory, a written explanation is needed before the item may be considered for a refund. Buyer must take into account the description of the item before requesting a refund. If the item matches the description by the seller and the buyer is dissatisfied, seller is not responsible for refund. Exchanges are granted on a case-by-case basis," she clarified.
"An item may be cancelled until payment has been processed. Once payment has been processed, the buyer has to pay."
"Any complaints about items or sellers may be sent to our support team: www.tazwar. com. Each case will be looked at individually, and the seller will be in contact as well."
"The entire product price should be very affordable for our customers. We have product price ranging from Tk 80 to Tk 10,000,’ ,as Nasrin said.
"We have a goal to spread our chain across the country's prominent areas. We also want to open outlets in Malaysia, Singapore and US," she informed.
Any buyer can buy the products from the website at www.tazwar.com.