Unique Fair Trade recycled Indian newspaper gift bags!
• The handles are made from hard-wearing, locally-sourced jute.
• Local boys on bicicle rickshaws collect newspaper from private houses in the area and then over 80 local women help construct the bags by recycling this newspaper and adding jute handles for comfort and convenience.
• Has a re-inforced base for extra strength - 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!
• Comes complete with a little tag showing a picture of the boys and explaining their story.
This Fair Trade recycled Indian newspaper bag was handmade in India.
DIMENSIONS - width 24 cm x height 30 cm x 9 cm depth when gusset is fully expanded approximately.
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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