The India Shop, located in England, is a gift shop that specializes in Fairtrade products. One item though that stands out in their vast collection are these newspaper bags that are entirely made from recycled newspapers and Bollywood movie posters!
The India Shop writes, “The organisation was started in 2004 by street children who wanted to give something back in return for the opportunities which had allowed them to escape desperate circumstances. These elder children, now married with children of their own, generate an income by making newspaper bags and jute items. This allows them to take care of thirteen street children that they have saved from the streets surrounding Delhi train station. Support for this wonderful project means that these children can enjoy going to school and playing, rather than pulling rickshaws, shoe polishing, rag picking and worse.
The newspapers are collected by bicycle rickshaw calling at residential homes for any read newspapers. This is why sometimes your bag will have a completed crossword!”
The India Shop Website
The India Shop Newspaper Bags Products
More about Fairtrade can be found at Fairtrade.net
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