This Rakshabandhan, opt for environment-friendly and fashionable 'rakhis'

This Rakshabandhan, make the same commitment you would to a sibling to Mother Earth

Scoot over, gold and silver rakhi!

There are alternatives in the market that may not spell sass but do secure a bond of care towards the environment, while still retaining style, coolness, purpose, and all that jazz. Eco rakhis are already top on the shopping list for those on the look out for environment-friendly, but fashionable, threads to tie around wrists. Here are some out-of-the-box options:

Gargi Parmar, the founder of online crafts store Ba No Batwo, opts for gender neutral rakhis made with seeds, which can be sown after removing the thread to which it is attached.

Gargi uses two types of desi varieties of tree seeds — karanja (Millettia pinnata) and bahava (Cassia fistula). There is a fun bonus. The rakhis also come with a beautiful handmade carving and are designed on the principle of reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose and recreate. “Every year lakhs of rakhis end up in landfills after Rakshabandhan. Most of these are made of plastic, making them non-biodegradable. Our rakhis are zero-waste, and come with zero-waste packaging (leaves) because packaging is responsible for increasing scrap in landfills by 50 to 60%,” she says Read more

Source web page :The Hindu

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