This long-lasting and functional jute shopping bag has been hand-screen printed by Fair Trade producers in Kolkata, India. Their aim is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged people in developing countries, benefiting local community projects and keeping alive traditional skills. Jute is 100% recyclable and bio-degradable, and also the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton. It is a light, soft, and shiny plant fibre that can be spun into strong, coarse threads. The bag is yellow coloured jute with a bee design, Save Our Bees slogan and padded handles. Save Our Bees is an important message as without them we would lose will lose a third of our diet if our native bees die out. Bees are essential in pollinating the crops that form our food, and also the wild plants that grow across the country and provide food for much of our wildlife.
Handle length: 36cm. Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 20cm.
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About Shared Earth
Shared Earth works with over 30 producers from around the world to bring you fairly traded and ethical products, gifts and world crafts.
It began as a small shop on Goodramgate, York which opened in October 1986, and now has seven shops to its name. Shared Earth builds and maintains partnerships with producers and disadvantaged people in developing countries which helps to keep traditional skills alive, whilst benefitting local communities and building bridges, regardless of race, religion or culture.
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