Paper Bag Products

A proper waste disposal system is still a distant dream in India. Kerala is one of the greenest states of India, however, the problem here still purists. At SISP we try to do our share to keep Kerala green by using waste paper as a raw material for our paper handicrafts. Old newspapers and magazines are normally burnt on the roadside or tossed into streams. Neither of these procedures offer a green solution. 

 

Nearly a decade ago SISP sent a small group of women for a training in paper handicrafts. These women have been refining their skills ever since, designing new items and training other destitute women and youngsters. What started off as a small unit making simple paper bags out of recycled newspapers has grown into a professionally organized unit, employing at least fifteen people, creating a variety of items and satisfying customers worldwide.

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