About Bent Banani
BentBanani.com is owned by Banani Limited, headquartered in West London.
Since 2009 we have lovingly hand-crafted 100% cotton floral shirts. Our shirts are extremely casual, light-weight and what we believe, along with most of our clients, are perfect for parties, festivals, BBQ's, holidays, gifts, or simply adding heaps of colour to life.
During a visit to Bangladesh in 2008 I had 30 floral shirts tailored in the markets of Banani and it was wearing these around the world that people stopped me daily to ask where they too could get one. To answer the public's call I created Bent Banani.
From humble beginnings only tailoring to order a handful of shirts each week, we now have 30+ ever-changing single design shirts, and ever-popular Unique Shirts available for immediate sale. To add exclusive value, we only make 50 in each design, 30 long sleeve, 20 short sleeve. Once a design is sold out, we do not reprint, so you should buy what you like when you see it!
All shirts are created in Bangladesh using conventional ink-printed fabric, which are all hand-shopped for by 'Shima' in the local 'home market' of Banani and the bigger Islampur Market in the maelstrom of Old Dhaka. And like us, the fabric makers do not reprint either. Only new designs come to market.
Shima has been our production manager since 2009 and along with her husband Uttam, our 'tailors' is a local family of six. Bidhan, is the 'master tailor' whom hand cuts all fabric, while his wife Archana, his mother, and three nieces share stitching responsibilities, though Archana and 'mum' prefer hand-sewing the buttons.
For those that wonder, this is not a factory, that which giant clothing stores use to produce millions of units every month, so as to sell shirts for comparative pennies. By comparison we create a handful of shirts per month.
We employ a beautiful family whom we pay more than they ask because they do a great job, and they deserve more. Shima & Bidhan are paid per shirt, uncapped. Thus the more shirts you buy, the more they earn for lovingly hand-crafting your shirts in their very humble home. The opportunity we provide, will afford them the opportunity to keep & grow their home-business for very a long time.
We believe we will have something that appeals to you, and perhaps many that won't but those you don't will simply be perfect for the ‘ugly shirt party’, so in essence we will have something that appeals!
Thank you for visiting Bent Banani, I look forward to you being part of our bright future.
Creator & InspirationBanani Limited - 2 Ashdown, Clivedon Court, London, UK - © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Banani Ltd. 2017. Registered in England and Wales # 07043051. VAT Registration # 251 3841 21. Call: +447962557999. Email: uk (at) bent banani (dot) com