Thursday, June 9, 2011

On daram's 4th anniversary

10th June
Meet the weavers behind daram...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

For World Environment Day

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5) dāram brings to Hyderabad a range of recycled products from organizations and initiatives from across the country.
(Available from June 4 to 15th)

1) eCoexist is a Pune based social enterprise that seeks to promote eco-sensitive products through socially sensitive means. Website: Products from eCoexist include bags made from handloom cotton fabric that can be used as alternatives to plastic. These include:
- Sling bags
- Pouches
- Laptop sleeves
- Gift bags
- Conference bags
- College bags

2) Natur-tec’s ( products include bio-based (100% biodegradable and compostable) alternatives to plastic that, for example, are made from corn-starch. Their products provide sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics and the range available at dāram will include:
- Trash bags (Bin liners)
- Carry bags
- Cutlery

3) Thunk ( ) works to empower livelihoods in families living in slums, with self-help groups, HIV patients and tribal communities by using materials such as tetra pack cartons, plastic carry bags, polythene covers, automobile parts, areca, banana fibre, and coconut husk. The Thunk product range available includes:
- Bags – medium and large hand bags
- Wallets
- Laptop bags
- Pouches
- Pen stands

4) Varnajalam products are made from recycled plastic wire and discarded flex banners. - Storage boxes / baskets
- Shopping bags / baskets
- Purses
- Pencil cases
- Student bags
- Aprons