Ten-Second Takeaway

Auroville-based Small Steps, which is part of an organic clothing and accessories brand called Upasana, makes re-usable bags that are fashionable and convenient.

One Step At A Time

Photo source: Upasana

Photo source: Upasana

Small Steps has decided to take it upon themselves to save the planet in their own little way. The fabric used in their re-usable bags is a blend of cotton and polyester in equal measure. It’s durable, light, and fungus-free. Keeping it minimum, they have only two styles—a backpack and a side bag. They come in sets of five, and in catchy, earthy shades.

When folded, these bags can take the size of your cell phone, so you can just slip it in the corner of the tote you’re already carrying. When you’re shopping, undo the magic that is the bag, and stuff all your vegetables, fruits, and munchies in it. The backpacks can hold up to 7 kilos, while the side bags up to 12. So not only is this perfect for your minimal-fashion moods, but they’re also quite convenient.

A Better Place

Small Steps gives a special discount to school students and their eco-clubs. Rural schools get free bags if there is sponsorship available. For large, corporate orders, they even print personalised logos on the bag. They also employ rural women, helping empower them. And if you are inspired by their cause, you can even go volunteer with them.

Now we’re never seeing plastic again.

Where: Shop online here

Price: INR 750 – 950 {for a set of five}

Contact: Write to office@upasana.in

Follow them on Facebook here.

Featured photo source: Upasana