November 2017

Uncommon Goods
[Blog!-March 2009]

Speaking of green, Earth Day is April 22nd and I think it will be a bigger event this year than in the past. Everyone is becoming greener and greener and finally recycling is more important than ever. In honor of Earth Day, Uncommon Goods is featuring about 17 earth-friendly products from across the globe and number 15 on the list is Indian! Yes, why else would I mention them unless they had something related to India? The Cassette Cosmetic Pouch is made in India and sells for a mere 15 bucks. They’re handmade from recycled cassette tapes and plastic. It’s made under Fair Trade regulations in a school that teaches vocational skills to children with disabilities. Income from these products is used to create sustainable development for rural artisans and their community. Not bad.

In addition I also like the Patchwork Guest Book from Nepal.

The Organic Cotton Fruit Basket from Egypt is perfect for children.

I saved the best for last! This Elephant Poo Paper Journal from Thailand is made from actual elephant poop!!

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