This bag has been hand screen printed in Kolkata, India and provides a fair wage for the person who made it.
In addition, it is made of jute which is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton and is a light, soft, shiny plant fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads.
The tree of life resonates deep for much of humanity, being a motif in various world theologies, mythologies, philosophies and biological sciences. The Celtic Tree of life symbolises the forces of nature coming together in perfect harmony to maintain balance in the universe.
We also love the image of parent elephant with infant at the foot of the tree. Tranquil beauty!
Jute is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally friendly.
Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 20cm
Handle length: 36 cm
StoryShared Earth's mission is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged people in developing countries, benefiting local community projects and keeping alive traditional skills that would otherwise be lost.
Shared Earth aims:
To pay fair prices for products
To always offer 50% payment upfront to overseas producers
To ensure working conditions are acceptable
To provide advice on design and product development
To support suppliers and their local communities
To avoid child labour
To commit to long term relationships with suppliers