Rice & Carry workshop, Komari

Rice & carry
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Latitude: 6.998058 Longitude: 81.869271 Elevation: 4 ft
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Introduction

Every rice & carry bag is a unique piece hand made by local ladies of Sri Lanka’s east coast!
Our approach is to secure fair incomes for local women & their families and a higher awareness towards reusing resources and creative recycling!

Please come and visit our workshop in Komari. You can see how the women are making these unique souvenir and even customize your own to bring home an out of the ordinary souvenir.

Full Explanation

Inspired by the ever-flying plastic bags here in Sri Lanka, rice & carry bags wants to create awareness and secure a fair income to women on Sri Lanka’s east coast. In comparison to the wretched plastic bags the rice bags have always been reused for many purposes from garbage bag to pannier. With our rice & carry bags we want to improve this approach and create a thoughtful souvenir or gift. They are made by local ladies of the area around Arugam Bay and we hope to contribute to secure an income especially for women of Sri Lanka’s east coast. The bags are mostly done in homework so the women can decide themselves when and how much they want to work. We hope you enjoy our idea and find our bags a worthy souvenir from this beautiful island. They are not perfect but made with enthusiasm.

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