Upcycled plastic weave handmade mini backpack by Ecokaari. It has one simple & one zipper pocket with key holder inside. This mini backpack can also be used as a crossbody bog. It will take you from your daily commute to weekend adventures in style. It is generously sized to hold a water bottle, clutch, other essentials like books, stationery and more making it the perfect choice to carry for everyday use. Choose what fits you right! Our unique process of Upcycling uses a traditional Charkha & Handloom to weave a fabric from all the waste plastic that we've gathered. At first we collect waste plastic bags sanitize & sundried them. Then master artisans of Ecokaari manually cut plastic bags into strips. Then rolled on a traditional Charkha and woven into a fabric on a handloom. After woven into fabric it stitched in required designs to make products.
Gentle hand wash separately in cold water with mild/liquid detergents recommended.
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‘Eco’ means Eco-friendly, and ‘Kaari’ means Kaarigar (Artisan). EcoKaari is a social enterprise, born from an ardent desire of the team, to create a community where the bottom-up development is the key to achieve better living for all beings in a sustainable way. EcoKaari upcycles waste plastic into beautiful handcrafted fabrics using Charkha (spindle) and Handloom. These fabrics are handcrafted by women and youth who belongs to humble backgrounds. We aim to innovate and present sustainable alternatives by pairing traditional Indian crafts with our upcycled-handcrafted fabrics with contemporary designs. Our logo represents the relationship between the Artisans and Environment. They both are interconnected and interdependent. India’s handicraft heritage has always drawn inspiration from the environment. Mother Earth has always been an integral part of our lives. Traditionally, our craft techniques always believed in upcycling, material optimisation, and waste minimisation many millennia ago.
"Located in Pune, Maharashtra, EcoKaari is a social enterprise that saves the environment by recycling waste plastic packaging and bags. The whole weaving process is handmade because NO electricity is used - to create livelihoods for rural women and young people. EcoKaari Upcycle waste plastic and packaging using Charkha & Handloom. All weaving is a craft that can earn a living for rural women and youth. They also specialize in personalized solutions, and bulk and corporate and personal gifts with over 6 years of experience. EcoKaari's recycling process is manual, in which we use Charkha (spindle) and traditional looms. Handwoven fabrics are then designed, sewn, and adapted to create beautiful everyday utility products such as handbags, backpacks, bags, purses, home decor, and more!"
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With 70% female artisans and 80% female employees we aim to bridge the gap
With over 500+ artisan families, we empower 10,000+ individuals
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Perhaps the first difference between a handbag and a shoulder bag is the size, and that's what people think of first when talking about it. Another difference is in the number of straps, and although a shoulder bag can sometimes have two, it usually has one, while a handbag has two.