Bag by RainTree in Magenta | Fair Trade, Handmade, Recycled Plastic
Congrats! You have just found the ultimate bag for almost anything! You might use it for shopping, going to the beach, storing items at home. Extremely durable, very spacious, easy to clean, stylish and more importantly sustainable, handmade, fair trade RainTree bags will make your everyday life not only easy but also meaningful.
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Fair Trade project RainTree works with disadvantaged women in slum of Chennai, India. The bags are handmade by these women. They are widows, deserted mothers and/or physically challenged. The money provided through the sale of these bags are crucial for them in terms of providing themselves and their children medical care, education, and other basic human needs.
The bags are handwoven using plastic wire, which is made of recycled polyethylene drinking bottles. In production of one bag, recycled plastic wire equal to 40 plastic drinking bottles is used. Thus, the bags are not only sustainable in its own being but contributes to the environmental protection by reducing the amount of plastic trash ending up in the oceans.
The RainTree bags are extremely durable and strong due to the material choice and weaving technique. They are perfect as shopping bags, beach and picnic bags, diaper bags, and even to carry small dogs.
We met Gitte Lauridsen, owner of RainTree, in 2014 spring, for a pop-up shop we were initiating. We loved her products, her project, and herself. Since then, our business relationship grew. In 2016, we designed a new visual identity for RainTree including logotype, label, information tags, and catalog.
38 * 24 * 35 cm
Fair Trade, Handmade, Slow Production, Sustainable