jute bag in landleven magazine

elegant fair eco jute bag in landleven magazine

Elegant, fair & eco
Stylish, handwoven, fair trade jute bags, made from natural and black dyed jute. Jute is strong, durable and very eco friendly because no pesticides or fertiliser is needed during growth. So this a product that can really be called eco friendly.

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indigo scarves shibori silk: meet the makers

indigo shibori silk scarves bangladesh_fairtrade

Indigo, for centuries the only pigment able to dye textiles blue. The blue from jeans and Japanese kimonos. Bengal was one of the biggest indigo producing areas, until the indigo revolt in 1859. Farmers rebelled against exploitation and the invention of synthetic indigo around 1890 led to a sharp decline in the use and cultivation of natural indigo.

The Living Blue cooperative brought the indigo tradition back to life and creates much needed economic activities in the poor Northwest of Bangladesh.

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new shoulder bag ‘sita belta’

shoulder bag jute crochet recycled seatbelt

Our new shoulder bag is made from crocheted jute and lined with a recycled sari. De shoulder strap is made from a recycled seat belt.
Made by a women’s cooperative from Bangladesh.

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A dilemma over labels from Bangladesh

tulsi label fair trade

A few weeks ago the TV program De slag om de Klerewereld (the battle for the clothing/monstrous world) aired. We saw the Dutch journalist Teun van de Keuken traveling to Dhaka, Bangladesh. He went undercover as a textile buyer to try and show us who pays the price for our cheap clothing. It was still shocking to see how things work in the textile industry, even though we know and have seen ourselves that that’s the way Bangladesh works.

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new spring collection kantha sari throws and scarves

kantha sari blankets new collection SS15

Lots of kantha sari blankets and scarves have arrived here at Tulsi Crafts. It’s always a wonderful surprise to unpack them and see what beautiful saris the women in Bangladesh have found. This time it clearly shows spring is on its way 🙂

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new jute shoulder bag

jute shoulder bag black zig zag fair trade bangladesh

We designed a new jute shoulder bag, together with our partner organisation in Bangladesh. We’ve had many requests for a shoulder bag, and we’re always a fan of them ourselves.

The bag is made from handwoven jute in a chevron pattern. As you know jute is a very environmentally friendly material, and is widely used in Bangladesh.

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new collection: ethical design & crafts from India

handwoven ethical silk scarves India

collaboration
A collaboration between an Indian designer and an organisation for hand loom weavers. This creates a new collection of colourful and contemporary scarves.

craftsmanship
The scarves are woven by hand. The very fine weaving has been made with hand spun and hand dyed yarns from mulberry silk & hand spun and hand woven cotton.

unique
The scarves are woven especially for Tulsi Crafts.

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recycled silk sari throw in viva magazine

tulsi crafts viva throw made of recycled silk saris

Viva magazine published an item on a beautiful, comfortable home. Filled with colour, nature and recycled materials. On the associated shopping page they featured a recycled silk sari throw from tulsi crafts.

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bags made from recycled cement sacks in one world magazine

tulsi crafts one world recycled cement sacks bag

one world magazine made a selection of bags for every occasion, holiday or school!

cement sack
Made from an old cement sack, this bag is stronger than you might think. Women without many opportunities can generate a fair income by making them.

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kantha sari blankets in yoga magazine

kantha sari blankets yoga magazine

yoga magazine wrote a lovely piece on the kantha sari blankets from Tulsi Crafts. They also took some wonderful photos to illustrate some yoga poses. According to yoga magazine the blankets are very suitable as meditation and yoga blanket.

colourful
Do you know the vibrantly coloured saris women in eastern countries wear? Organisation Tulsi sells blankets made from used saris, made by hand by women from Bangladesh, who can live an independent life because of this.

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