Unique Fair Trade recycled Indian newspaper bags!
• Local boys on bicicle rickshaw collect newspaper, magazines, old exam papers etc from private houses and offices in the area and then over 80 local women help construct the bags by recycling this paper.
• The bags are stronger than they look - but please keep from getting wet.
• Makes a unique gift bag for any presents as no two bags are the same!
This Fair Trade Recycled Indian Paper Bag was handmade in India.
Dimensions - width 18 cm x height 22 cm x depth when gusset is fully expanded 4 cm approximately.
Please note: this particular sized bag does not come with any tag attached (see image in top left hand corner of bag). Only our small, medium and large sized bags with jute handles have a tag attached to each bag.
Newspaper Bag Project, New Delhi, India
Started in 2004, this small project is run by a Non Government Organisation (NGO) whose mission is to shelter, feed and educate street children, usually boys, who have been living rough on the railway station at New Delhi, India. These elder children, now married with children of their own, generate an income by making newspaper bags and jute items.
The project also involves over 80 women, who help construct bags by recycling newspaper collected locally from homes, shops and offices by the boys using rickshaws.
Income from the project allows the NGO to take care of thirteen street children who live in a house in a village about an hour`s journey from the city.
As well as helping the local economy, the project has helped the boys to integrate into the wider community by attending school and playing, rather than pulling rickshaws, shoe polishing, rag picking or worse......
We stock a range of different sized recycled Indian newspaper bags. You can read more about this project in our Fair Trade Producers section.
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