Carbon Neutral Order
Every backpack is one-of-a-kind!
The burlap pieces are recycled from authentic Indian rice bags. These bags are purchased from local sources and reduces the amount of waste in the landfills.
Since all bags come from recycled materials expect slight imperfections and variations in every bag.
No bag is exactly the same.
Between the fabric, the seamstress who made it, the family who receives the rice, and you, every bag has a different story. You are giving life. You are a part of the story.
Each bag is made of recycled materials. Expect the same color scheme but variations in design and patterns.
We hand-deliver 1 kilo of rice for every item we make.
From a Western perspective, it can be very difficult to imagine just how important rice is to Asia and the Pacific Islands. Westerners can easily get by without eating rice. But, in Asia, this is not case. In India, rice is eaten three times per day. For low income families, rice is the primary source of daily calories. These families are not bombarded by packaged foods and fast food, like exist in the developed world. In Asia, rice is life. The amount of rice we provide lifts a tremendous burden from families who are strained in many way beyond financial. Most families dream of sending their children to private school in India, which is the beginning of the path out of poverty. Many families use the money they save to pay an admittance fee for one of their children to get into school, which provides hope for the future.