The Re-wrap Association equips economically disadvantaged women with sewing skills, enabling them to survive with dignity and self-respect. We make reusable and recyclable cotton bags that adhere to fair trade principles whilst reducing waste to a minimum. Established in 2002, re-wrap is a self-funded social enterprise. We are an innovative and sustainable resource for re-usable cotton bags. Our products are made by disadvantaged communities in India to help them gain economic independence. We aim to work with enterprises and individuals who share out commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Our product is made from natural and organic cotton that is ethically sourced. It is chemical and pesticide free and use water based azo-free dye for printing.
We currently employ over 78 disadvantages women who are organised into self help groups. The women are recruited from needy and stigamitised segments of society where many are sole income earners for their families. We take pride in providing a secure and happy environment for our women, who are trained to hand.
At the heart of re-wrap is a belief that we should recycle as much as we can. We use fabric off cuts to strengthen the base of our products and the waste cotton is weaved into tape for our handles.