Versatile Cotton – Part 3 !!!!!!!

As said in one of the PREVIOUS POST, cotton is a very versatile material. And we have made best use of that by blending it with different materials.

If you still doubt, you need to have a look at these products of ours.

 1) Cotton & Woven Jute

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2) Cotton with Leather

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Versatile Cotton – Part 2 !!!!!!!

As said in one of the PREVIOUS POST, cotton is a very versatile material. And we have made best use of that.

If you still doubt, you need to have a look at these products of ours.

 1) Cotton Yoga Mat

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2) Cotton Yoga Cushion

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3) Cotton Yoga Belt

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4) Cotton Yoga Mat Bag

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The Disobedient Wife – Annika Milisic-Stanley

A while ago, we did a series called “Monthly Monday Book Review”.  But then, demands and expectations changed so does the blog sections.

After a long gap, it’s once again, “Book Time”, we have always been and will always remain as advocates of Women Empowerment. Our Women’s Day Celebrations vouch for that!

So, when we came across a book dedicated to “Women”, we couldn’t stop ourselves.  Saving the best for the last, do grab your copy of “The Disobedient Wife by Annika Milisic-Stanley” on or after 01 November 2015 at your nearest book store!!!!!!!!

http://www.kristinduncombe.com/2015/10/the-disobedient-wife-by-annika-milisic-stanley/

Not so ordinary: Kelly McJannett

Kelly, Thanks for talking about Conserve India & Conserve HRP! Also, Glad to know that your time at Delhi was one of your favorite memories!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Feldtmann

Problem solver. Food securer. Not accepting we can’t do better.  

Kelly McJannett is a Sydney woman on a mission. And it is a big mission: to address malnutrition and help create financial security for women. Kelly is doing this through her organisation ‘Food Ladder’. 

Kelly McJannett (Photo: Matthew Abbott) Kelly McJannett (Photo: Matthew Abbott)

Tell us a little bit about your organisation, Food Ladder:

Food Ladder is an international NGO dedicated to addressing food security by empowering women to grow their own vegetables using our custom designed hydroponic greenhouse system.

Basically, we have appropriated commercial grade hydroponic technology, adapted it, and made it available to those who need it the most. It’s a solution which is innovative and replicable and we have been growing, fast!

Each Food Ladder becomes a social enterprise that creates financial security for the women themselves and addresses the dire implications of malnutrition and hunger in their local community. Each…

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Versatile Cotton – Part 1 !!!!!!!

Cotton simply put is a fluffy staple fiber.  It may sound simple, but it is indeed an enormously huge topic.  Its history dates back to pre-historic times. It is often claimed that fragments of cotton fabric dated 5000 B.C. have been excavated from Mexico and Ancient India or Indus Valley Civilization. It has many feathers in its cap – Natural Fibre, Breathable Textile, Recyclable etc

Most of all, it is very versatile! It is used in textile industry for clothing. It is also used in manufacturing of fishing nets and coffee filters. It finds its place in food industry as Cottonseed oil. It has also retained its place in stationery industry through its use in creation of cotton paper and book binding.

At Conserve India, we have also made the best use of this feature of cotton –  “versatility”

Watch this space for “Versatile Cotton” Series!!!!!!!

Angela and The Lila Project!!!!!!!!!!!

We have always introduced our Best Associate of Month before hand or at least in the recognition post.  But, we haven’t done that for our Best Associate of September 2015. The reason being that their noble work deserves a separate post.

Our Best Associate Angela is the brain behind the “The Lila Project”. These folks are just starting out.

They started this project by carrying products from an enterprise named “I Love Syria”. A wonderful and compassionate woman named Rania Kinge started “I Love Syria” and through this venture she trains displaced women ( women who have lost their husbands and homes ) in weaving, jewelry making. And these women create most exquisite items using lovely stones, precious metals, and also beautiful woven bags. The most important aspect is that these women make efforts to keep ancient and traditional crafts alive, and also empowering them to help others.

Basically, thats the small gist of “The Lila Project”. You can Facebook them over HERE

In Angela’s words – “”The Lila Project”, recognizes the disparity between those living under conditions of war, or whatever the extreme circumstances may be. We pay up-front the entire amount for the purchase from wholesalers or retailers. Hence, new resources can be purchased easily. The Lila Project is not in it for the money, as all our profits just go into ensuring more products are made, thereby providing a continual flow of income for the ladies. Also staying in the place of their ancestors is very important, so we don’t see tragic migration, and desperation.”

To close off, You can Facebook them over HERE

Fashion with Conscience

Thank you Fair Trade Forum India for this mention!!!!!!!!!!!

FAIR TRADE FORUM-INDIA

Have you ever wondered that the rubbish and waste you throw out of your home, can be converted into products of high fashion?

Meet Conserve India & Ashoka fellow Anita Ahuja who devised a unique system of recycling to create fashion accessories exported to various countries in the world. With a motto of ‘Fashion with Conscious’ see how Conserve is working with rag pickers in Delhi & NCR to provide them sustainable livelihood.

The products of Conserve India have become Agents For Change.

Born of a desire to reduce India’s mountain of waste, improve energy efficiency and help some of Delhi’s poorest out of the city’s slums, Conserve India achieves all this by turning plastic bags into high fashion. The rag picker community is one that is underrepresented, voiceless, faceless, living on the fringes of society and yet performs an important task in the waste management process by collecting, sorting…

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