Monday, December 15, 2008
Crafts for a Cause: Packaging
A friend introduced me to a source for well-made, hand-crafted paper bags - perfect for low-enviro-impact gift-packaging and packaging your hand-made jewelry.
The bags are hand-made from a paper with a distinctly handmade feel - it is heavy, yet soft and pliable - not at all like grocery bags - and has a tied, handmade rope hand handle. They are a natural, unbleached colour, and just scream out to be personalized with stamps and ink and what-have-you.
They come in a variety of sizes, perfect for whatever you are packaging.
They are hand-made in Bolivia - and are part of a program to provide flexible jobs for marginalized youths so that they can continue to stay in school, finished their education, get jobs, and break the poverty cycle. Check out their website and maybe even order a bunch of bags! http://www.helping-hands.cc/