A story in photos of recycling by a fair trade producer group in India showing how items are collected, cleaned and used to make many practical and decorative items. This amazing set includes 8 laminated cards explaining the process of recycling in India. You also receive some examples of the products produced. A wonderful bracelet, cloth, and notepad all kept together in a recycled drawstring bag. This is a great resource to spark conversations about recycling and culture. You can extend on this resource by creating your own recycled bracelets, paper and bags with the children.
Not recommended for young children without supervision. Age 3+
This wonderful unique item has been lovingly made by the extremely talented artisans at Artisans Effort in Kolkata, West Bengal , India. Many of the artisans were previously exploited and badly treated in their original workplace. Through your purchase you are helping the artisans regain their dignity and receive a fair wage. For all these artisans and their families it is their lifeline and escape from poverty. Not only does this purchase help to enrich the lives of many producers but it also helps to fund a school established in January 2014 by the founders of Artisans Effort, Ejaz and Shaista. The school is based in Asanol (West Bengal). As well as admitting paying students, Artisans Effort also covers the cost for some needy students.