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We make fair trade products from waste

The Original

In 2012, we had the idea to upcycle an old rice bag, to tackle two issues: 1) growing amount of plastic waste and 2) lack of job opportunities for women from rural areas.

Today, we offer a wide range of bags and accessories, all made with waste materials found on Sri Lanka's coastline. Since 2019, we are a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).

Upcycled Waste Materials

Every Rice & Carry bag tells its own story. Maybe it was made from an old rice bag found on a buzzing Sri Lankan market. Or from a turmeric spice sack from India. All materials are carefully cleaned before being upcycled.

Handmade By Women

All products are unique and handmade by one of our female artisans. We train women from rural villages to become skilled seamstresses. Of course we pay them fair wages, according to fair trade principles.