Product name: Recycled Newspaper Pens Handmade by Women Artisans (Set of 5)
Package contents: Recycled Newspaper Pens Handmade by Women Artisans (Set of 5)
Dimensions (cms): 18cms
Materials: Recycled newspaper
These pens are rolled by hand using waste newspaper collected from different offices, making them unique and different from their mass-manufactured, plastic counterparts. Use them to pen your thoughts or give them away as a gift to someone who’s setting out on a writing adventure.
– Superior quality ink for smooth writing.
– Comfortable to grip and long lasting.
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.