Why Leafymade exists

Leafymade is all about making disposable consumer products out of natural materials and therefor biodegradable. Providing a sustainable alternative to paper and plastic is our goal. Yes, all our products are for sure in complete harmony with nature!

Well, that is only one half of the story.

We are a team that is driven not only by the cause of reducing the footprint humans leave on the environment and to improve the ecological balance. We also strive to make a positive impact on the lives of tribal people. Especially women from the Indian rain forest in the state of Odisha. They are the ones that are directly involved in the production of our plates. The core soul of what Leafymade is about these women and their communities. The pursuit of social and economic improvement for the tribal people, that have been traditionally producing products like leaf plates, is our prime goal. These tribal women have lost their business due to fierce competition from industrially produced cheap paper and plastic products. They used to be exploited by middle men and paid unfair prices for their products. We have adopted production in a district named Kandhamal in the Indian state of Odisha. There we work with a local NGO and the local government to help and revive these cottage industries and upgrade them to international standard.

Leafymade’s prime responsibility is to provide them with modern machineries, technical know-how, improving the existing infrastructure and general well-being of the people involved in this project. As a company, our parameter of success is not the amount of revenue we generate, rather, we define our success with the number of lives we have touched in a positive way. We understand that we are a small team but we also believe we can be a spark to a new revolution. We understand that our efforts may be too small to bring a significant change, but we believe with combined efforts of all the people who care for the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030 of the United Nations), we can definitely leave a positive mark in this world. We invite you to be a part of our journey! Follow us on this blog to get regular updates of what is being done with the revenue we generate when you buy our products.

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By Suman Mehta 

 

Leafymade’s team at one of our production facilities in Odisha, India

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Why Leafymade exists

Leafymade is all about making disposable consumer products out of natural materials and therefor biodegradable. Providing a sustainable alternative to paper and plastic is our goal. Yes, all our products are for sure in complete harmony with nature! Well, that is only one half of the story. We are a team that is driven not […]

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