Given the urgency of climate change and the conversations around it, it is an intuitive shift for both manufacturers and consumers to create eco-friendly products that look good and of course function just as well. If there’s an equally important actor in this story, it is retail and the spaces that present sustainable products.
Baro, the eclectic lifestyle brand in central Mumbai, has always promoted artisanal, crafts-based accessories, furniture and art. This weekend, which is also Women’s Day weekend, the duplex store will become the setting for ‘The Good Life’ bazaar. To help you plan your purchases, we have made a selection of items from the brands that will be presenting their products at the event. All of them have been crafted from recycled, or biodegradable material, and many are upcycled products. Shopping with a heart, that’s what we call it…
Product: Shola flowers
The Sholapith flowers are light in weight and have a better texture than any other artificial flower. They absorb colour and fragrance easily, which can help keep your homes scented. These would work well for you if you are looking at adding a floral element to your décor.
Price: On request
Product: Travel cutlery set teak wood
This great looking cutlery is made of wood and is a better bet when compared to the disposable plastic ones we come across all the time. It is also compact in size making it easy to carry around and comes with a pouch to make it further convenient for use.
Price: Rs. 178
Product: Giraffe soft toy
Here’s a soft toy in the form of a giraffe that can add warmth to your décor. This product again is completely biodegradable, and made by women from impoverished villages, ensuring they have viable employment opportunities.
Price: Rs. 2,161
Brand: The Kishkinda Trust
Product: Banana fibre cushion with parrot detail
This product has a natural texture and can be a used as a statement piece in your décor.
The plus point of this product is that it’s made of banana fiber and so is completely biodegradable.
Price: On request
Product: Runner elements earth (Table runner)
This table runner has a design with natural elements and colours. If you are looking at giving your home an earthy touch, here’s a table runner that could go well with the theme. The best part is that it’s been made out of upcycled fabric.
Price: Rs. 890
Brand: Skilled Samaritan
Product: Savitri stool
If you are considering adding a pop of colour to your home, this stool is a great addition for you. It can easily be placed anywhere in your house owing to its compact size. The interesting bit is that it’s made completely out of recycled material.
Price: Rs. 4,299
The Good Life bazaar is at Baro, Mumbai on the March 7 and 8, 2020, between 11am to 8pm.
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