Organic, Fair Trade Ethical Everything At This Jayanagar 4th T Block Store!
Grameena Angadi is a great place if you buy all organic, fair trade products and want to support local businesses and groups.
What Makes It Awesome
All about locally made organic products, ethical production, and fair trade - Grameena Angadi in Jayanagar can replace your regular grocery store for that and more! Their philosophy focuses on empowering rural artisans, producers, and small scale and cottage industries by removing the middleman.
The store spans two small floors (both of which require you to take off your footwear), the one on top being exclusive to apparel and fabric from across the country. Pick up some kalamkari print jackets, ikat skirts and bags, or khadi and jute material that can be stitched into outfits, or used for reupholstering purposes. Mats, sarees, dupattas and lungis can be found here as well.
The basement functions as a departmental store that has everything from millet to terracotta utensils and homeware. Organic cosmetics and bath and body products across price ranges, cold pressed essential and cooking oils and snacks made from them are what will greet you (they have Yogabars too) if you’re looking to switch to a chemical free lifestyle. Further in is the home decor, homeware and gifting section with products that include toys, bamboo baskets and even some gardening supplements like herbal insecticides and soil nutrients. They stock multiple brands and support various SHGs and non-profit and non-Governmental organisations, so you can be sure that your purchase is valuable to others too!
What Could Be Better
Their sales people are over enthusiastic (all for a good cause, we know), so you might end up buying more than you planned to!