Aquamarine Organic Cotton Tote Bag
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These 100% organic cotton tote bags are printed with our very own Aquamarine logo by a wonderful social enterprise in India. Perfect for popping to the shops, carrying notebooks or a laptop, or a million other everyday uses, you can keep one in your handbag to ensure you never have to resort to accepting a plastic bag when you are out and about. Because these are handmade there are some natural imperfections in the cotton bags and in the screen printing, which all just adds to their organic charm.
Size: 40cm long x 37cm wide, handle height 31.5cm, full length from top of handle to bottom of bag is 72cm
Colour: Pale cream with dark navy logo
HOW THEY ARE MADE
Fair and Square is a social enterprise that focuses on sustainability and ethical trade. Organic cotton bags are made in their cosy tailor shop by disadvantaged women in Pondicherry, India. By teaching a trade and providing work for these women, they gain economical independence and they set an example for their children and the next generation. All profits of Fair and Square are used to support the different projects of NGO Samugam, a grassroots organisation that works to improve the life circumstances of the gypsy community in Pondicherry. The bags are made with GOTS certified organic cotton, the highest certificate for cotton ensuring it is not only organic but also produced in an ethical way. The printing uses water-based inks, and the waste water is kept and dried and then the dry residue is disposed of. This is because their operation is too small for a waste water company to treat the water for them, so they have developed their own eco-friendly method in house. The wellbeing of the makers is paramount and everyone is given appropriate protective clothing such as gloves and masks to ensure their protection.