Besides cruelty-free leather journals and sustainable jute clutches, these cotton bags are also a part of our Earth day collection. In celebration of Earth Day 2011, we will contribute 25% of retail price of this Bag to Evergreen, a Canadian charity whose objective is to make cities more livable. By empowering communities and by providing innovative resources & funding, Evergreen is bringing nature close to our cities.
This is a hand-embroidered 100% cotton product. The material of these bags are coloured with natural dyes and the pattern is made by textile scraps collected from the textile industries. Aside from being a 100% natural dyed product, these bags are socially-made too. This product is made through the cooperation of a women’s enterprise in the state of Rajasthan, India. The intent of this project was to provide an alternative means of livelihood and income augmentation for the women of rural, tribal and urban slums of the region.
By using traditional techniques of ‘Tanka’ embroidery these artisan women are reflecting their creativity, imagination and passion in each piece they are creating and with the support of the women’s enterprise these artisan women have earned significant financial and social independence and status within their family and society.
By purchasing this bag you are 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.