This Fair Trade Harmony Yoga bag is a part of our Earth day collection. In celebration of Earth Day 2011, we will contribute 25% of retail price of this yoga bag to Evergreen, a Canadian charity whose objective is to make cities more liveable. Since 1991, Evergreen has worked to bring nature back to our cities and towns with funding, plant resources and nurseries, expert advice and organizing capacity.
This yoga bag has the OM symbol and other Sanskrit symbols printed on it and the printing is done by traditional wood block-printing method with natural dyes. It is a very functional bag, closing at the top by tying two strings and having a zipped pocket on the side.
Besides, being a 100% natural dyed product, this yoga bag is a socially-made product too. This bag is made by artisans from an artisan cooperative in Western India. This region has very little agricultural opportunity, therefore, many people use hand labour as a source of income. Fair trade practices have made it possible for many artisans to organize themselves into a cooperative, receive fair wages, work under safe conditions, and getting development opportunities.
By purchasing this bag you are supporting the environment, helping improving the lives of the artisans, and helping us help Evergreen in their endeavours in improving the health of our cities – now and for the future.