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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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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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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washing advice for kantha sari blankets & scarves

kantha washing advice silk and cotton blankets throws scarves

kantha washing advice

cotton:
Cotton kantha blankets and scarves can be washed in the washing machine, 30°C delicate cycle.

silk:
Silk kantha blankets and scarves are best taken to the dry cleaner. Since many different types of silk are sourced for our products, we can’t guarantee washing will maintain the quality of the silk.

drying:
Please don’t put your kantha products in the tumble dryer.

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kantha sari throws in happinez magazine

kantha sari throws surprise tulsi crafts happinez magazine

Surprise
Give your interior a different look in a flash with the stunningly beautiful throws by Tulsi Crafts: because both sides are different. Made in Bangladesh from recycled saris. A look at the website is worth it: there are many different colours, motifs and combinations.

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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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