WHERE IS BENGAL NOW? Hey Oitij-jo fans and fellow-creatives! Leading up to Bangladesh Independence Day this month, Oitij-jo offers a kaleidoscope event at east London’s Rich Mix, this 24 March. AKHON – এখন – WHERE IS BENGAL NOW? Join a late celebration for International Women’s […]


Raisa Kabir is a multi disciplinary artist, weaver and writer, who uses contemporary textiles, sound and photography to interrogate concepts around the politics of dress and identity. Trained in textile design as a weaver at Chelsea College of Art; she now works from her studio in […]


A ‘people before profit’ label, Shama Kun focuses on keeping indigenous Bangladeshi textile knowledge alive while providing culturally inspired, cutting edge yet modern wear for the modern woman. Shama Kun ethically produces all her range in rural weaving belts and craft cluster of Bangladesh.  “Working […]


Saadiqah Rahman is in equal measure a designer and craftsperson that makes jewellery. Each piece comes from the mastering a process or technique that is new to her; thus the work directly reflects the advancements of her skills and material curiosity. With a background in […]


Rukia is British Bangladeshi, graduating from the London College of Communications (UAL). Her specialism is print and pattern design along with fashion design – her explorations through design now include understanding her cultural roots of Bangladesh – her collections are thus inspired from Bangladesh and […]


London-based Kamran Sarwar is an innovative designer who follows his own path and lives a very conscientious lifestyle. He is a creative who has established a strong signature in high end ready to wear and exquisite accessories. Kamran celebrates bold, heroic beauty within men and […]


Jane’s interdisciplinary arts practice explores the cultural, social and generational interconnectivity of ‘lived multiculturalism’ (Dee, 2013), through mixed media and installation. Using a cyclical approach, each piece becomes part of an ongoing reflective dialogue, developed and iterated through community participation and their reflective feedback. In […]


Nahara is a luxury clothing and accessory label, based in London. Through the use of pattern, embroidery and weaving, the label celebrates traditional art and design from around the world, focusing on South Asia and the Far East. Sleek European cuts are combined with the […]