KAHAKARI creates BAGS
Our bags are thoughtfully made with having the ecological balance, the makers and you in mind.
The WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation)-member re-wrap has an expertise in handmade organic cotton products and developed their own seed-to-shop cotton approach for making a positive impact on people and the environment.
KAHAKARI uses natural resources and fibres efficiently:
creating with leftover and discarded fabrics
cloth is re-purposed
use of recyclable materials
simple packaging that contains recycled materials
sea shipping is preferred to air shipping
our production partner re-wrap supports local farmers in producing organic cotton + trades directly with them > that's good for human and environmental welfare
trama uses organic and locally produced cotton thread
kala raksha sources eco-friendly raw materials for its creations
secure humane working conditions (fair and living wages + annual bonuses, safe and comfortable working places, flexibility to work from home, training facilities, family health insurance, co-operative structures)
application of natural dyes brewed from roots, flowers, leaves and fruits
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Transparency: we work directly and closely with the makers
Slowing down: considering and utilizing ancient artisan techniques + ancestral knowledge helps us to create bags that are durable, distinctive and genuine
Frankly spoken, the KAHAKARI approach is not perfect but we aim to better it with time. We consider ourselves being on a learning journey.
The brand name KAHAKARI reflects the essence of our approach - blossoming by continuous improvement. KAHAKARI derives from the German word ANFANG (beginning, start) + the founder's first name KUSUM.
ANFANG (beginning) refers to the activity of rethinking which we consider as an crucial factor in improving and creating value. Rethinking induces the beginning of something new or different.
KUSUM is of Indian origin meaning flower/blossom.