Cards made from recycled banana paper and fabric - People
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These unique cards feature beautiful designs and are a product of the imaginations of the ladies at Tribal Textiles. Each face is screened on organic banana paper, and then embellished using scraps of chitenge fabrics. These original cards make for thoughtful thank you cards, or just to let someone know you're thinking of them.
These cards are handmade and screened on organic banana paper, and then embellished using scraps of traditional chitenge fabrics. Featuring inspired designs and vibrant colors, these cards make for a thoughtful gift at any time of year.
We partnered up with One Planet Café Ltd. that produces the organic banana paper right next door to Tribal Textiles in Mfuwe. One Planet Café Ltd. is WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) verified and produces paper from Zambian organic bananas grown here in South Luangwa. Local villagers use banana stems to create this unique and high quality paper. They are then processed in traditional Japanese Washi-factories to use as little energy, water and chemicals as possible.
While the design and technique are the same, each artisan has her own way of designing these cards, making each piece unique in its own special way.
- Sold individually
- Made from organic banana paper and recycled chitenge fabrics
- Each card comes with a brown paper envelope
- Each card will vary due to its handcrafted nature
- Ethically handcrafted in South Luangwa, Zambia
5% of each purchase is reinvested in local community and conservation initiatives.
For more information: http://oneplanet.sakura.ne.jp/store/banana-paper-products/.