Best Associate of November 2014

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of Best Associate of November 2014 – “Mr. Darren.A.Dragovich, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Western Union ”

We like to thank Mr. Darren Dragovich for his valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with him. Look forward to associate with him very soon in the future.

And, Mr.Dragovich is not a new face to our ardent blog readers. The first acquaintance happened HERE

November 14

 

Special Mention about Deakin University – Australia!!!!!!!!!

Well, its time to wrap up the Deakin Week celebration!!!!!!!!!!

Without further ado, we present you the special part of the interview of the Deakin students Ms. Melody Murton & Mr. Rob Gentle, the folks who visited us recently.

Conserve India –  We happened to read a lot about “Sustainability at Deakin”. Quite Impressive! So,tell us out of those 7 domains ( bio-diversity, education for sustainability, energy & green house gas emissions, sustainable built environment, sustainable transport, water & recycling, and water and stormwater), which one do your students prefer the most and any reasoning behind that ?

Ms. Murton & Mr. Gentle – We think that sustainably built environments is a key area of concern for Deakin students. Staples (stationery company that sponsored our trip) is helping Deakin to have a significantly better environmental response as a university. Also transport is a big issue in Melbourne and many students are finding ways to travel to campus using environmentally friendly means (public transport, cycling, car pooling).  

Conserve India – Will Deakin students would like to visit us in future ? And if yes, do you think, will
they take home any learning and practice it there ?

Ms. Murton & Mr. Gentle – We are hoping that this trip will be an annual event so it is hoped that more Deakin  students will visit Conserve! We hope to bring back knowledge to better promote fair trade, but also an awareness of the processes used to potentially create similar enterprises in the future. 

Special Note from Conserve India – These questions were raised to the Deakin University students during the interview. As soon as these questions were raised, both the students echoed the same views. This made us think that it is the success of Deakin University’s teachings. Hence we decided to give a special place for this part of the Interview. Hats off Deakin!!!!!!!

Interview with Mr. Rob Gentle, Deakin University – Australia!!!!!!!!!

We are celebrating Deakin Week!!!!!!!!!!

Without further ado, we present you the interview of  Deakin student Mr. Rob Gentle, the one who visited us recently.

Conserve India –  It’s such an honor that you have chosen “Conserve India” for your visit. Tell us, what made you to choose us or what do you like about us ?

Mr. Gentle – I like the alternative path to fair trade approach that focuses on creating products but also attempting to solve the rubbish issue as well. It is also one of the only organizations that we have met so far that intentionally tries to work with the slum dwellers

Conserve India – Now that you have visited us, does it feel any different from whatever your have heard about us or read in literature?

Mr. Gentle – Yes, I didn’t realize how mainstream the products seem and how applicable they are to the commercial market. I thought they would look more like traditional handicrafts that would be limited to a niche market.

Conserve India – What is that “one thing” that you will always remember about this visit?

Mr. Gentle – The innovative use of Leather, Denim Brand labels on stools, poofs etc. and the process and design of reusing plastic bags.

Conserve India – Some fun! Tell us in one word or one line, the very first thing that comes to your mind, when you read the following

India – Poverty

Fair Trade – Development

Poverty – Youth

Sustainability – Economics

Recycling –  Plastic Bags

Eco-Friendly Accessories- Conserve India

Conserve India- Eco-Friendly Accessories

Interview with Ms. Melody Murton, Deakin University – Australia!!!!!!!!!

Well, we said it is going to be Deakin Week!!!!!!!!!!

Without further ado, we present you the interview of one of the Deakin student Ms. Melody Murton, the one who visited us recently.

Conserve India –  It’s such an honor that you have chosen “Conserve India” for your visit. Tell us, what made you to choose us or what do you like about us ?

Ms. Murton – I like the holistic nature of the program that goes beyond just making products. The school, Heath care, greenhouse, environmental focus are all very impressive.

Conserve India – Now that you have visited us, does it feel any different from whatever your have heard about us or read in literature?

Ms. Murton – I had seen the products at Oxfam shop in Australia, so I was excited to see behind the process. What surprised me was that Conserve didn’t just train people to work for them, they operated as a bridge factory to deploy trained workers into other factories etc. 

Conserve India – What is that “one thing” that you will always remember about this visit?

Ms. Murton – I  enjoyed hearing about the plastic bag process. But also the walk through the slum and visit to the school was very confronting, and it really encouraged me that Conserve was actively doing something to respond to the situation of the people in the slums.

Conserve India – Some fun! Tell us in one word or one line, the very first thing that comes to your mind, when you read the following

India – Curry

Fair Trade – Bags

Poverty – India

Sustainability – Environment

Recycling –  Bottles

Eco-Friendly Accessories- Bags

Conserve India- Fantastic

Introducing Deakin University – Australia !!!!!!!

We said it’s going to be Deakin Week!

Time to fulfill that promise

Deakin University – Australia is the very first “Fair Trade” university. Their curriculum includes special programs and courses about fair trade. In addition to that, they also encourage their Students (like Melody Murton & Rob Gentle) to meet fair trade partners in developing countries. The university also works closely with Oxfam.

Well, Melody & Rob were impressed with Conserve India’s social projects, innovative materials and our commitment to fair trade.

The most encouraging part of their visit (at least for us) is that – “they said the visit was inspiring and they hope to make careers for themselves in this field”.

As said earlier, it’s going to be Deakin Week! So, we have lot more coming up. Hold on there!

Thank you Melody Murton & Rob Gentle, Deakin University – Australia !!!!!!!

Thank you Melody Murton & Rob Gentle, Deakin University – Australia for visiting us. We are really honored. We had an lovely time with you. Hope you too did!

On that note, we also like to thank Nele Schmidt-Teuteberg, Product Development – Buyer, Oxfam Australia for introducing us to these lovely folks. We cannot thank you enough and are really humbled by your love

And hang on there, we have lot more “Deakin University” stories to share. But not today!

It’s going to be “Deakin” week.

We will be here. Make sure you came back again!

Buyer.

Thank you Mr. Nickolas Chester, Schools Program Support Officer,Oxfam Australia !!!!!!!

Thank you Mr. Nickolas Chester, Schools Program Support Officer for Oxfam Australia for visiting us. We are really honored. We had an lovely time with you. Hope you too did!

On that note, we also like to thank Nele Schmidt-Teuteberg, Product Development – Buyer, Oxfam Australia for introducing us to Mr. Chester. We cannot thank you enough and are really humbled by your love.

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Canvas Thick, perfect medium for customization!!!!!!!!!!!!

Innovative Accessories like London vs. New York or Black vs. White have won many hearts. This also raised many questions on those collections.

Time to answer them!!!!!!!!

First of all, canvas is an wonderful upcycling material. The above mentioned collection were created using canvas “colored” thick material. That is it can be – canvas “beige” thick or canvas “grey” thick or canvas “black” thick etc. Another unique thing is that this material can be customized with verses or number or simply some alphabets. The speciality of this fabric is that the design is being printed or dyed on. There are endless possibilities of Eco-friendly dyes. Of course, lovely patterns and designs can be recreated on them through upcycling process

The versatility of all these fabrics is amazing and by being easy to up-cycle we can trace its cradle to grave lifeline.

 

Time for Kantha!!!!!!!!!!!!

Innovative Accessories created out of Kantha or the Kantha Collection have won many hearts. This also raised many questions on Kantha.

Time to answer them!!!!!!!!

First of all, this is a wonderful upcycling material. Kantha is a popular form of embroidery. Running stitch is a close associate of Kantha. Another unique thing is that the stitches give a slight wrinkled wavy effect and hence add to its beauty. It is also an ethnic Indian textile. For centuries, different tribes in India used many techniques to create beautiful fabrics. The speciality of this fabric is that the design is incorporated into the weave (like the embroidery in this particular case) instead of being printed or dyed on. Of course, lovely patterns and designs can be recreated on them through upcycling process

The versatility of all these fabrics is amazing and by being easy to up-cycle we can trace its cradle to grave lifeline.

Must have Top 3 Seat-Belt Bags!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seat-Belt Bags are an exemplary innovation of 21st century.

Amazing quality of these seat-belt bags is “their strength” which gives life time guarantee against any manufacturing defects

Presenting the Top 3 Seat-Belt Bags!!!!!!!!!!!

1) Seat-Belt Cross Body Bag

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2) Seat-Belt Tote

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3) Seat-Belt Shopper

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Well, the black Seat-Belt Shopper is quintessentially beautiful.

Like to own this?

You can shop this quintessential Black Seat-Belt Shopper here – CLICK THE LINK

 

Time for Jacquard!!!!!!!!!!!!

Innovative Accessories created out of Jacquard or the Jacquard Collection have won many hearts. This also raised many questions on those mediums.

Time to answer them!!!!!!!!

First of all, this base is a wonderful upcycling material. Jacquard is a fabric with an intricately woven pattern. The loom is called jacquard loom. It is also an ethnic Indian textile. For centuries, different tribes in India used many techniques to create beautiful fabrics. The speciality of this fabric is that the design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on. Of course, lovely patterns and designs can be recreated on them through upcycling process

The versatility of all these fabrics is amazing and by being easy to up-cycle we can trace its cradle to grave lifeline.

Time for Ikkat!!!!!!!!!!!!

Innovative Accessories created out of Ikkats and Carpets have attracted many folks. This also raised many questions on those mediums.

Time to answer them!!!!!!!!

First of all, this base is wonderful upcycling material. The Ikkat is created using a special resist dying process on cloth fibers. It is also an ethnic Indian textile. For centuries, different tribes in India used many techniques to create beautiful fabrics. The speciality of almost all of those fabrics is that, they can also be woven. Of course, lovely patterns and designs can be recreated on them through upcycling process

The versatility of all these fabrics is amazing and by being easy to up-cycle we can trace its cradle to grave lifeline.

Winter 2014 Collection!!!!!!!!!!!

Folks, Our Winter 2014 Catalog is here!

Happy Shopping – http://eepurl.com/7LS69

And if you love them ( we are sure, you will) and make shopping plans, then please do not hesitate to contact us through the contact form below.

Once we hear from you, we will guide you to proceed further. We also promise to make this shopping experience as smooth as possible.