ethical bag from indigo blue jute in roots magazine

ethical bag indigo blue jute roots magazine

Over the shoulder
This ethical bag is good company for a day at the beach or a trip to the market. Made from natural and indigo blue jute, woven by hand, has a zipped closure and an internal compartment. Click here for more info.

Take a look at all our ethical bags here.

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kantha quilts and scarves: meet the makers

Kantha quilts makers tulsi crafts india fair trade

Embroidery, it may sound like a bit of a boring hobby to some of us. But in India and Bangladesh it can be a skill of vital importance. In Bengal embroidering with the traditional kantha stitch is passed from mother to daughter. They traditionally make kantha quilts for their families using this technique. We use this skill together with a local NGO of keep women out of slavery.

Slavery is still a big problem,

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fair trade bags from handwoven jute: meet the makers

hand weaving jute tangail bangladesh

Our collection of fair trade bags from handwoven jute is growing, as is the group of artisans who make the bags in Bangladesh. They’re becoming more professional over time, and that’s a wonderful thing to see. We’d like to show you who makes our bags and how they are made.

Jute is a beautiful material, often called ‘the golden fibre’. At the same time it’s very strong and environmentally friendly. It grow as a rotation crop in the rice paddies of Bangladesh,

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fair wear friday #4

fair wear friday tulsi crafts tas people tree

Today it’s time for another fair wear friday! The dress I’m wearing here will surely become a favourite, read on to see where I found it.

Once a month I participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is, so follow us there as well.

It’s very important to me to buy clothes that are made as fair as possible.

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kantha on a lazy sunday morning

kantha quilt throw bed

Who wouldn’t want to wake up like this on a Sunday morning?
Vibrant colours, handmade with lots of love and patience. Doesn’t that make you feel happy when you wake up?
A suitable colour for any interior can be found in our collection kantha sari blankets & throws

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fair wear friday #3 & warm sweater day

fair wear friday tulsi crafts ruby lee monkee genes

Today is not only fair wear friday, but also warm sweater day (in The Netherlands). I feel the cold and don’t like turning up the heating, so for me it’s always warm sweater day. Except maybe for sweltering summer days 😉 Adding to that I’ve just bought this great sweater, so let me tell you more about it.

Once a month I participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is,

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fair wear friday #2

fair wear friday tulsi crafts inti knitwear monkee genes

Once a month I participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is, so follow us there as well.

It’s very important to me to buy clothes that are made as fair as possible. I’ve seen the enormous size of the textile industry in Bangladesh, and the huge impact changes can have on many lives.

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New collection of jute handbags with Tulsi Crafts

fairtrade jute handbags ethical natural

Our new collection of stylish jute handbags is here, we’d love to show them to you.

new weaving pattern

Our partner organisation in Bangladesh has developed a new weaving pattern. We’re very proud of them and would like to show you that jute can not only be used to make boring shopping bags. Though of course these bags are great to bring your shopping home as well!

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fair wear friday #1

fair wear friday tulsi crafts people tree

As of today I’ll participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ once a month on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is, so follow us there as well.

It’s very important to me to buy clothes that are made as fair as possible. I’ve seen the enormous size of the textile industry in Bangladesh, and the huge impact changes can have on many lives.

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cuddle up! new collection kantha sari baby blankets

kantha sari baby blankets

Just in time before the chill of autumn, a new collection of kantha sari baby blankets has arrived at Tulsi Crafts. Wonderfully soft and warm, these blankets have been used by mothers in Bengal for centuries.

They also make a lovely gift for a baby shower.

Vintage saris

Vintage saris are given a second life with these kantha blankets.

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