This Agora Jar Basket is simple, beautiful, timeless, functional and most importantly, it is handmade from 100% natural material, jute! Each product is sustainably HANDMADE by Fair Trade artisans in Bangladesh.
This product is made by KORISSA, a small women-led business based in New York City. They encourage the modern shopper to purchase consciously by offering environmentally and socially responsible handmade goods. The company partners with artisan organizations that are Fair Trade Certified™ and commit to operating a safe and healthy workplace, promoting environmental sustainability, empowering rural women through handicraft production and small job creation, and paying each artisan a fair living wage.
They are committed to consuming less and being more conscious about waste by using eco-friendly, sustainable materials and forms of production. Purchasing any of the unique amazing handcrafted products supports and benefits artisans in low-income communities. Fair wages ensure that education, health care, and new possibilities are available to these communities.
The company is proud to support reforestation in partnership with one tree planted as part of its commitment to sustainability. Their team cares deeply about the planet and is committed to giving back to nature through their business. By planting trees, they work towards creating clean air and water systems, expanding the biodiversity of our ecosystem, supporting overall health and wellbeing, and creating jobs for local professionals.
Also, they collaborate with ASROY, an organization that commits to uplifting women in vulnerable situations. In Bangladesh, human rights violations and gender-based domestic violence are widespread problems disproportionately affecting women in the country. Together, they work towards building an unprejudiced, violence-free society. They support the development of a healthy, happy environment where all children can feel safe and have the opportunity to learn and explore freely. Through daycare support and community-building efforts, ASROY hopes to create a safe, equitable environment for all.
Stylish & Handmade
There’s just something special about handmade products. The love and care that goes into each and every piece are evident, and it’s this passion that makes them so unique and special. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, a handmade product is sure to bring joy to your life and you’ll be getting a one-of-a-kind item that won’t be found in any big box store.
Sweet On The Planet
Have you ever thought about how your lifestyle choices might be affecting the planet? If not, now is the time to start! Making small changes in the way we live can have a big impact on preserving our planet. From sustainable materials to upcycled designs, today’s eco-fashion designers are proving that you can look good and do good at the same time.
Our products are carbon neutral thanks to sustainable practices, like using natural materials and buying offsets. We strive every day to minimize the environmental impact of everything we create and sell.
Supporting Small Businesses
In a world where it seems like almost anything can be bought and sold, it’s more important than ever to incentivize and support indie makers. Every purchase helps keep small and independent businesses alive and thriving, incentivizing fair labor and fair wages.
Rachel (verified owner) –
So I ordered a few weeks ago, there was a bit of delay with shipping, but I am happy with the product, packaging was also great.