Product name: Floral Recycled Paper Gift Bag Handmade by Women Artisans
Package contents: Floral Recycled Paper Gift Bag Handmade by Women Artisans
Dimensions (cms): 25cms x 25.1cms x 11cms
Materials: Recycled file folders, Handmade paper & Dry Flowers
This gift bag is made with discarded file folders and handmade paper. It features one of a kind artwork made with real flowers. It makes a unique gift to someone who loves flowers and appreciates handmade art.
This product has been painstakingly crafted by a collective of women in the Ghazipur slum community who formerly worked as waste-pickers. The women are trained in embroidery, stitching and delicate floral art, thereby giving them the skills they need to become financially self-sufficient. Some of the women are employed in a women-run centre in East Ghazipur where they make these unique and useful products. The making of these products transforms these women from waste-pickers into skilled artisans and provides them a safe, dignified and sustainable livelihood.
This product uses eco-friendly materials like discarded flowers and recycled material. It thus saves virgin resources and keeps hundreds of tons of used flowers from being dumped in the garbage or thrown into water bodies.
This is more than just a beautifully crafted product. Its making has helped upskill and provide alternative employment and a stable income to more than 100 underprivileged women who were formerly engaged in waste-picking. It empowers them to move out of a life of poverty, illness and uncertainty into a life of respect and economic self-reliance.