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Medium Jute Shopping Bag by Shared Earth - Global Temperature Stripes

£5.95

Medium Jute Shopping Bag by Shared Earth - Global Temperature Stripes

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£5.95

Eco-friendly and biodegradable bag-for-life

These are 'climate stripes' that represent how the Earth has changed in temperature from 1850 to 2020. Each stripe represents a single year and is coloured based on the difference between the average temperature for that year and the average temperature during 1971-2000. If the temperature is below that average, the bar turns blue, changing in density depending on how below it is. Likewise, higher, it turns varying shades of red. As you can see there is a very drastic increase of red towards the later years showing a sharp increase in temperature. It was created by a scientist to highlight what the climate crisis is causing in a way that makes it quite clear to understand without being crushed by the science itself. A movement started called #showusyourstripes brought this image out into the mainstream and is widely acknowledged as a symbol of proof that the climate crisis exists.

This jute shopping bag was screen printed by hand in Kolkata, India, and the bag offers a padded handle for additional comfort. 

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

 

Shared Earth

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.

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