Natural Katran Vase
This natural Katran vase is classic in shape and cutting edge in material. Display tall dried flowers in it, or pair it with its taller white counterpart and they become worthy of display themselves.
Katran is a 100% bio-degradable material that has been developed by our supplier in Jaipur, India. Katran is handmade by upcycling waste cotton fabric from the fashion industry. Off-cuts are sorted and then ground down and refined. This is then mixed into a cotton pulp which can then be hand sculpted into shape. Creations are then dried, painted and finished to become sustainable, textured, lightweight pieces.
Please note: these items are not water resistant.
These pieces are handmade and so there may slight variations in size, detail and colour.
Who made this?
When we started working with this supplier, they employed just over 100 people, and have now grown to employ 536 men & women in their factory in Jaipur, Rajasthan. All wages are in compliance with the minimum wage rules of the state for skilled and unskilled workers and salaries are increased annually. They are commitment to employee welfare and ensure the workplace is fully health and safety checked, they have a special health agent in the HR Department, who helps with health services for all staff members and their families regarding consultations, formalities, and insurance. They run a 24x7 emergency helpline ‘Mitra’ for all employees and their families and organise regular visits of Doctor for free check-ups and medicine. They are well connected with local hospitals for instant treatment of all employees with minimal fees. There are provisions of Scholarships for the children of employees. They have a Women Committee taking care of gender issues and the interests of female employees. The company also supports a school for children with learning disabilities.
With an ambition to reduce the amount of resources in production, they show strong environmental commitment in the products they create, handmade in nature by upcycling waste, or from locally generated & procured raw materials. Zero plastic is used in their packaging, and they apply a zero-water discharge policy so all their waste water is recycled in production. They also don’t use any harmful or banned chemicals in their production process. They are GRS and ISO 8000 Certified, and members of HIGG index.
How to cherish?
These items are not water resistant; keep your Katran item dry.
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