Medium Jute Shopping Bag by Shared Earth - Puffins
Eco-friendly and biodegradable shopping bag
The puffins printed on this bag remind you of the beautiful planet you are protecting by taking your own bag. This bag was screen printed by hand in Kolkata, India, and offers a padded handle.
Jute 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.
Jute is 100% biodegradable and recyclable and thus an environmentally friendly winner.
Earthbags give employment and provide self-help groups to women in Kolkata. They encourage people to help the environment by choosing an earth-friendly bag. Did you know 1 million plastic bags are used A MINUTE worldwide and that the average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes!
Size: 30cm high x 30cm wide x 20cm deep
Our Mission: "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's policy is to provide quality, design-led products, not just to those who are already aware of Fair Trade principles. With Fair Trade sales showing no sign of slowing, more and more employment is being provided for artisans in developing countries, many of who would otherwise be out of work. At a time when global conflict seems also on the increase, Shared Earth's partnerships with producers are an invaluable way of building bridges, showing that people can work together for mutual benefit, no matter what their race, religion or culture.