Delightful handmade paper beautifully textured lotus design.
This paper which is called silk paper has a delicate feel about it .
The soft shiny threads from the bamboo plant are used in the making of this very special paper.
The handmade product is created by artisans employed by Eastern Screen Printers, located in Saidpur, Northern Bangladesh. From the fair wages earned by producing the paper, the women are able to substantially improve their lives and the lives of their family.
As each piece of paper is handmade, each paper is unique.
The story of the fair trade producer group accompanies each gift wrapping paper.
approx. 82 cms by approx. 54 cms
Purchased through Prokritee, a fair trade organization ,( meaning “nature” in Bangladesh), that provides managerial, product design , development and marketing assistance to 8 producer groups/ enterprises in Bangladesh. Prokritee and its 8 enterprises provides jobs for poor rural women. The women who work for the enterprises are widows, divorcees or head of households with little or no income. By providing jobs for women, , Prokritee is able to improve the women’s standard of living and help them send their children to school.