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The Burlap People

The Burlap People are an independent design house from Calcutta, India and specialise in bags made from jute. All their bags are 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Each bag takes two weeks to make and is carefully handcrafted by master craftsmen.
Introducing

The Founders

The Burlap People was one of the first companies in India to sell solely through Instagram!

Despite this website, our Instagram remains a precious place for us and truly represents our ethos as well as the adventures and love of our wider Burlap Fam.

The Burlap People was one of the first companies in India to sell solely through Instagram!

Despite this website, our Instagram remains a precious place for us and truly represents our ethos as well as the adventures and love of our wider Burlap Fam.

The Burlap People was one of the first companies in India to sell solely through Instagram! Despite this website, our Instagram remains a precious place for us and truly represents our ethos as well as the adventures and love of our wider Burlap Fam.

Crafted in Kolkata, West Bengal

Meet the Makers

The Burlap People are an independent design house from Calcutta, India and specialise in bags made from jute. All their bags are 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Each bag takes two weeks to make and is carefully handcrafted by master craftsmen.

The Process

The Burlap People are an independent design house from Calcutta, India and specialise in bags made from jute. All their bags are 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Each bag takes two weeks to make and is carefully handcrafted by master craftsmen.

Standards

The Burlap People are an independent design house from Calcutta, India and specialise in bags made from jute.
  • F Fair
  • I Indigenous
  • V Vegan
  • O Organic
  • R Regenerative
  • R Refashioned

Going the Extra Mile

100% Hand Crafted

All steps involved in creating the final product are done by hand. Utilising skills of artisans involved, makes each piece, one of a kind.

Traceable

From seed to stitch, products that can be traced down to the source of the raw materials, at every step in the supply chain.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Reducing their carbon footprint by opting for slower yet more expensive greener methods of production or by simply paying the emissions tax/contribution.

Community Focused

Improving livelihoods of marginalised communities who have suffered the most with the advent of fast fashion, either through artisanal collaborations or simply giving enough back.

Plastic free Packaging

All packaging is plastic free or biodegradable. Opting for alternative packaging also implies higher costs for these brands.

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