Specially and thoughtfully selected for organic consumers

Well you don't have to necessarily wait for that next trip to India or wish you had an opportunity to shop in India if you have never been there! And what's more! If you are the type who cares for the environment and want to contribute to environmentally sustainable commerce, you are in the right blog!
Presenting "Made in India" products for a greener world!

Here are a few quality, handcrafted and handloom products from rural India mostly made from natural materials- cotton, silk, wood and coloured with vegetable/fruit based dyes.

When you buy these products you support fair trade and also help those rural artisans preserve those centuries of handed down traditions of handwork and skills. Not only do we help them generate income, but also sustain these traditions of handwork that's really part of their culture.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jute Carryall Fabindia 25cmx25cmx37cm

A reusable jute bag can replace more than 300 conventional plastic bags in its lifetime. Choosing a reusable jute bag or cotton bag is one way to take personal responsibility for minimising waste and for using resources in a sustainable way. Reusable bags help to promote waste minimization activities and to boost environmental awareness.  Jute itself is virtually an organic textile and will biodegrade completely at the end of the bag's life.

A functional, round bottomed, breathable bag  that is roomy and comfortable to shop around with.

Dimension 25cmx25cmx37cm

RM 30


Why Jute?

Picture of cutting lower part of the long jute fibre. The lower part is hard fibre, which is called jute cuttings in Bangladesh and India (commonly calledjute butts or jute tops elsewhere). Jute fibres are kept in bundles in the background in a warehouse in Bangladesh.
  • Jute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally friendly.
  • It is a natural fibre with golden and silky shine and hence called The Golden Fibre.
  • It is the cheapest vegetable fibre procured from the bast or skin of the plant's stem.
  • It is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton, in terms of usage, global consumption, production, and availability.
  • It has high tensile strength, low extensibility, and ensures better breathability of fabrics. 



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