Kahiniwalla: <ka•'hee•nee•'wal•uh> (Bangla) n. meaning a purveyor of stories, a storyteller, a traveling story teller; (North America) prop n. meaning a business which distributes Fair Trade product in North America which both are handmade and have a story.
Kahiniwalla was established in 2010 by Austin and Marita Miller. Upon his return from work as a product designer with Mennonite Central Committee's job creation program in Bangladesh, Austin wanted to continue helping to provide employment for the poor of Bangladesh and decided to do so by distributing their high quality handmade products in North America.
Kahiniwalla is a business which distributes Fair Trade products and tells the story behind those products. Where the businesses providing the products do not have an established brand for themselves or their products we seek to help them establish that brand, thereby adding value to the products which they can deliver to their customers. This not only gives them wider recognition in the marketplace but it also helps them to streamline their process; greatly increasing their capacity, quality and growth potential.