People are at the centre of everything we do. How do choices we make affect people, their incomes and livelihoods? We need to ensure that everyone gets a good and fair basis for a decent life.
A product. A future.
At Bokhari, Scandinavian design and Pakistani craftsmanship are combined in beautiful quality products. In order to create safe and decent jobs for hundreds of artisans in Pakistan, and ensure schooling for their children at the LAMS school next door to the weavery, we can offer the following areas of expertise:
- Bokhari merch: a wide selection of quality merchandise products for marketing and branding. We also offer screen, digital and transfer printing services.
- Bokhari interior: our own collection of exclusive interior and textile products designed by Runa Klock and made in limited edition.
- Bokhari home: offers selected partners the opportunity to develop products and collections in exclusive designs, made from more sustainable materials.
People. Planet. Prosperity.
Our actions have a direct impact on the environment. Therefore, we need to do our part to stop climate change and take care of nature as a renewable resource for people.
Prosperity is about ensuring a balanced and progressive financial security for people and society.
Sustainable. Human. Engaged.
For Bokhari, sustainability means that we care about both the environment and the people. We only use sustainable materials in all our products, and where possible we choose reuse and recycling. We have a number of environmental certifications for both the products and the business in general, and work continuously to reduce our climate footprint and increase the positive social impact.
Read more about how we contribute to the sustainability goals.
We don’t hire people to make products – we make products to hire people.
With that mindset, we make conscious choices in product development and operations that ensure that more women and men are secured safe and decent workplaces.
Read more about our approach to decent work and the sustainability goals.
We want to contribute to security and social care for our employees and their families. Not only today, but also in the future. It is therefore important for us to contribute to ensuring that all children receive the education they are entitled to, when local authorities do not have the resources to offer it. Good education is also important to contribute to hope for the future and secure a financial framework. We see that many of the girls at the LAMS school are the first in their families to learn to read and write!
Read more about the LAMS school.
Who are we?
Bokhari consists of a total of over 450 women and men, in Pakistan and Norway. Creative director Runa Klock and general manager Amar Bokhari, together with warehouse manager Monica Breivik, handle all work in Norway, whereas all production takes place in Sultan Town, a suburb of Faisalabad in Pakistan. There, our skilled artisans, mostly women, make all our products. Our shared vision is to contribute to a more sustainable future for people and the planet.
Runa is a forward-looking Norwegian designer with a focus on sustainability and social entrepreneurship. She has broad experience from the design of quality products and exhibitions for leading brands and museums, to urban planning and the production of apple juice. Runa is the creative leader at Bokhari and uses her knowledge, experience and passion to further develop Bokhari and design new products from sustainable materials. Runa lives in Sjøholt/Ålesund, in Western Norway, and has a daughter.
Telephone: +47 958 87 414
Amar is a passionate social entrepreneur with a background in development and humanitarian work. He has a passion for social and economic justice, with a particular focus on children’s and women’s rights. This is reflected in his vision that Bokhari should be a driving force to promote sustainable solutions that also put people in focus. Amar is the general manager of Bokhari with responsibility for the day-to-day operations and further development of the company. Amar currently lives in Islamabad, Pakistan, has three daughters and is married to Noor.
Telephone: +47 948 48 093
An informal meeting in 2014 between designer Runa Klock and social entrepreneur Amar Bokhari was the basis for the restoration and continuation of the vision of creating unique handmade textile and interior products, and through that creating safe workplaces for women and men and schooling for their children – a work that was started over 30 years ago. Because the story of Bokhari goes all the way back to the end of the 1980s when the idea to produce the traditional Norwegian fillerya in Pakistan was conceived on a beautiful winter’s day at Maihaugen in Lillehammer.
This is how we work with the sustainability goals
Bokhari is inspired and guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s joint work plan to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change by 2030.
Through our responsible business model, we contribute directly to achieving several of these goals and indirectly to many more.
Don't take our word for it
At Bokhari, we work tirelessly to improve our business practices so that we can make even better products and contribute to even more women and men getting decent work, and their children a good education and with it a brighter future.