Plantable Seed Rakhi
This Raksha Bandhan, don't just celebrate your sibling bond, but let it grow into something that will last forever, like the love you share. These rakhis contain seeds, so once the festivities are over, all you have to do is plant them, water them, and they will blossom into new life.
Not only that, but these rakhis are made with organically grown cotton, and support the livelihood of the farmers from MP who grow the crops and make the rakhis. What a way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan- by creating some lasting impact! It's the gift that will keep giving back.
You can choose from the following designs. Be sure to select the design you want at checkout!
Seeds: mustard, purslane, amaranthus, tulsi, bixa
Seeds: rice, mustard, purslane, amaranthus, tulsi
Seeds: jowar, rajgira
Seeds: mustard, purslane, amaranthus, tulsi, khair
Seeds: ragi, prajakta
Seeds: touch me not, mustard, purslane, amaranthus, tulsi
Raksha Bandhan honours the bond between brother and sister. The two are meant to protect each other. And to do that, we have to protect the Earth as well!
The cotton in these rakhis are non-GM (genetically modified) indigenous cotton from the farms of the village Paradsinga in MP. After the festivities are over, all you have to do is plant this in the ground, water it, and not only will it safely decompose, but it will grow into a plant!
The cotton has been hand-spun into yarn on charkhas by spinners in Wardha, naturally dyed by artisans of Wrukshatone, Erode and handmade into the final product by women from the villages Paradsinga, Kelwad, Satnoor, Khairi and Sausar.
The seeds are sourced from the same farms where the artisans are working. So they provide income to a long chain of rural artisans and farmers! The farmers get 50% over the minimum support price (MSP).
These seed bands hold local seeds of the plants ; Ragi, Rajgira, Jowar, Rice, Purslane, Amaranthus, Mustard, Roselle, Tulsi, Indigenous cotton and Touch me not which can even be grown in pots or in a small garden at home and consumed in forms of vegetables and medicines. Some rachis also hold the seeds of some small and big indigenous trees such as Sandalwood, Bixa, Bael, Prajakta and Khair.
This is a step towards organic, chemical free, sustainable living and an exploitation-free environment and society.
You will support a whole chain of farmers and artisans in villages in MP.
Use organically, and responsibly grown materials.
Instead of storing or discarding the rakhi, you can give it back to the Earth, and Earth will give you something back!