cruelty free merino wool for our scarves

merino sheep cruelty free merino wool

We only use cruelty free merino wool for our collection of woolen scarves. Unfortunately we know a lot of merino wool is produced under cruel circumstances. Merino sheep in Australia are often mulesed. Let’s explain a bit more about the practice of mulesing and also about how our wool is mulesing-free.

Mulesing is the removing of skin around the buttocks of sheep. Unfortunately this is often done without pain relief measures, so that can be pretty painful for the sheep.

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ethical cycling clothing: fair wear friday #5

ethical cycling clothing fair wear

Today our search for ethical clothing leads us to a quest for ethical cycling clothing. When ‘normal’ clothes are involved I’ve become quite good at finding ethical fashion, as I’ve found some favourite brands to look out for. You might have seen them in our earlier fair wear friday posts. But ethical sports clothing is a different ball game. You buy sports kit less often, or at least that’s the case for me… I’ve started bicycle racing a while ago and the old kit was up for renewal.

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Thinking of Rana Plaza, Dhaka and Bangladesh

bustling dhaka bangladesh rickshaws

Today, while we remember Rana Plaza collapsing four years ago, let me tell you a bit about the Bangladesh I’ve come to know. A complicated country with many contradictions that somehow captured my heart in between all its troubles. About why Rana Plaza still matters and about what we can do.

The idea for Tulsi Crafts started in 2011, when visiting Bangladesh for Niketan Foundation. We visited Bangladesh for a few weeks and drove around bustling Dhaka in a CNG (a tuk tuk,

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Looking for a vegan handbag?

vegan handbags jute

Are you looking for a vegan handbag? We agree with you that the leather industry is not very sustainable. And why make products from leather when other materials are perfectly suitable as well?

leather industry in Bangladesh

The leather industry can cause tremendous environmental pollution and can be really bad for the health of the people working in it. Children work in the tanneries without protection against the hazardous chemicals that are used in the process.

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scarf in Happinez Magazine, soft and supple

kantha khadi scarf in happinez magazine

Such a wonderful article on our kantha khadi scarf in Happinez Magazine!

Barcode
The technique used to embroider this scarf is from Bengal and consists of rows of running stitches. For the triangle pattern two tones of pink have been used. The fabric is spun and woven in India and is called khadi. Wears wonderfully soft and supple. For € 79,95 via tulsicrafts.nl

These scarves are made in India,

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elegant, original en ethical; bag in happinez magazine france

fairtrade tote bag inde equitable happinez france

 

Brodé d’amour
Créé en 2012 par Margot, une jeune femme prête a se lancer dans une aventure pleine de sens, Tulsi Crafts propose des accessoires réalisés avec amour et attention par les mains de leurs créatrices. Élégant, original et équitable, ce tote-bag est habillé de magnifiques broderies entrelacées de la tribu Banjara, de la région ouest de Gujarat. Tote with vintage embroidery Banjara.

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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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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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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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