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15th April 2015

Visit by BGCCI

We were delighted this week to welcome Daniel Seidl, the Executive Director of the Bangladesh German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BGCCI) in Bangladesh to our office and finishing centre.    The BGCCI is the largest chamber in Bangladesh with more than 600 members and it works to actively support trade between Bangladesh and Germany.   It is a really thriving business community with very active members and many events.   You can read all about their work here.

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Image:  Daniel Seidl, Executive Director of BGCCI (centre) with Golam Morshed, Chairman of Hathay Bunano (right)

Pebble has been a member of the BGCCI for several years and all Pebble toys are distributed in Germany by our exclusive partner, I of a Kind.   The market has been growing steadily for us in Germany and we are delighted to work with such great people.   1 of a Kind exhibit every year at some of the biggest trade shows in Germany including the Nuremburg Toy Fair.

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Image:   packing department at the HBPS finishing centre

Daniel was pleased to see how HBPS have managed to take the small handicraft model and scale it to enable work for several thousand women and supply Pebble toys around the world to 37 countries.    He was very interested in the way that we have split the production process so that the time-consuming hand made part is done in rural production centres and the finishing, packing, labelling part is done in a centralised facility.

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Image:   finishing Pebble toys

Germany is well known around the world for great innovation and Daniel was pleased to see how we have innovated in the field of hand made to enable scaling of handicrafts to meet the demands of the world market.

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Image:  Rag dolls waiting for labelling at the finishing centre

We are delighted that the BGCCI took the time out to come to visit our work in Dhaka.   We hope that in the future they are also able to visit the rural production centres.   We hope to continue to have a long term relationship with our distributor and their retailers in Germany.   If you are a retailer based in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain or Portugal do get in touch with Mark and Sofia at 1 of a Kind and they will be able to help you with supply of Pebble toys.

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