Product name: Golden Hardboard Rectangular Giftbox Handmade by Women Artisans
Package contents: 1 Golden Hardboard Giftbox Handmade by Women Artisans
Dimensions (cms): 36.5cms x 25cms x 8cms
Materials: Recycled Hardboard, Handmade paper and Dry Flowers
This eco-friendly box is adorned with pressed petals from discarded flowers. It is a multi-purpose box that is great for gifting sweets, chocolates and dry fruits, or for storing jewellery, accessories or other knick-knacks.
These products have 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 paper. It thus saves virgin paper 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.