Re-wrap visited the Lush Phoenix store and look what we found!
The sales staff at Lush Scottsdale were delighted to share the success of the Rabbit Bag against animal testing in their store. The Knot Wraps we have supplied them are almost sold out! Their creative clients have been using them as wrapping, scarves, bags and pocket squares…
Re-wrap Celebrates 10 years: A Look Back
2001 re-wrap seed is sown
Moved by the artisan’s plight following an earthquake in Kutch, founder Janjri Trivedi is inspired to help.
2002 re-wrap is born
Our aim: to equip disadvantaged women with sewing skills to provide a steady and sustainable income stream.
Our concept: to fuse traditional skills with modern design to create re-usable textile bags & packaging.
2003 re-wrap drawstring bag is created
Partnering with a struggling co-operative in Mumbai, we produce unique bags for The Grove Hotel & Ted Baker in London.
2004 re-wrap embroidered bag dazzles
We produce our first hand embroidered bag for Country Casuals on the UK high street.
2005 re-wrap produces the iconic & re-usable Daunt Books tote
Daunt Books keen to replace their plastic bags with the canvas tote. The classic style remains unchanged and it remains ever popular.
2006 re-wrap go international with Lush
True to Lush’s ethos and re-using stock bags from a cancelled order, we
re-created their hanky-panky bags. Our bags were soon seen in Japan, Hong Kong, North America and Australia.
2009 re-wrap produces its 500,000th bag since inception.
2009 re-wrap own co-operative takes root
re-wrap takes the big step of building its own co-operative in Mysore, South India. Destitute women from the neighborhood are trained to produce a variety of bags in an effort to improve their livelihood with self-esteem. Every co-op member is offered a fair wage, pension, family & health insurance, housing and educational support.
2010 the re-wrap co-operative SHG formation
The re-wrap co-op members form a self-help group and initiate a savings fund. Every rupee saved by the members, is matched three times by re-wrap. The opportunity the growing fund provides to our members is truly life changing.
2011 re-wrap produces its 1,000,000th bag since inception
2012 re-wrap celebrates its 10-year anniversary.
Since 2009 re-wrap has provided skills training to over 200 women, 75 of them continue to work at the re-wrap co-operative.
To mark 10 years of Re-wrap we have created the limited edition canvas bags, with a Roman “X” which have been distributed to our prized clients and supporters world wide.
We have come a long way with your support! Thank You.
“Books & Company” Bags Create a Buzz…
Our newest client is Books & Company in Denmark and we are super excited as they are re-wrap’s first Danish client.
Books & Company (http://www.facebook.com/booksandcompany
) is a book café located at the heart of the international community of Hellerup, just north of Copenhagen. It opened its doors in 2009 and quickly established itself as Copenhagen’s only bookshop dedicated to stocking a wide range of English books including the latest fiction, non-fiction, cook books, art and coffee table books, travel literature, and books for children and young adults.
The bags have caused quite a stir - take a look at the photos!
Diwali is Upon Us…
Diwali is the Hindu New-Year festival of light. Diwali was first celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, from his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas and firecrackers. Hindus celebrate Diwali across the world to illuminate their homes and streets.
This year at Diwali, we also hope to illuminate some of the lives of our hard working members at re-wrap. Every year we distribute a gift to our members to commemorate Diwali. With the escalating food prices in India, we have tried to ensure that our co-op members do not suffer. With this in mind, we have decided to offer them a food package to celebrate Diwali and the festivities.
We hope to see a smile on their faces, as members receive their package containing:
From all of us at re-wrap we want to wish you a very Happy Diwali!
On the weekend of 7th and 8th of July I packed up lots of samples and headed down to Poole to go to LushFest. LushFest is Lush’s annual festival event, a sort of min-Glastonbury for all Lush employees around the world. The festival is held in a nature reserve called Holten Lee, just outside Poole. The surroundings are beautiful and serene. The festival had a Ferris wheel, a stone circle modeled on Stone Henge and several music stages with local musicians performing throughout the weekend. Every department of Lush had a tent which showcased their products and explained how these were being made. LushFest is a wonderful opportunity for all Lush employees to come together and learn what their colleagues are up to. There were opportunities to make fresh face masks, try out all the various Lush products and also learn about all the products which are due to launch within the next few months. Over 2500 Lush employees from all over the world attended, and for the first time this year the festival was also open to family and friends of Lush employees. re-wrap had a stall in the gifts tent showcasing all the products we have made or are currently making for Lush. It was a great opportunity to speak directly to shop managers and fill them in on all the great work re-wrap are doing.
Unfortunately the weekend of the 7th and 8th July was the wettest England had seen in decades. In Poole we experienced more than a year’s rainfall within just one day. The result was a MUDFEST! Still we laughed off the rain and waded through the mud in our wellies, and the weekend was a great success. When the sun did creep out for a few minutes I managed to take a few photos. It really was an amazing event!
The Re-wrap Tent
Sneak Preview: Limited Edition Colours for Daunt Bags
As promised here is your exclusive first look at the stunning limited edition colours available in shops now! The stores will be revealing one colour at a time, however customers can take a gamble and buy a Lucky Dip Daunt Bag online. Good Luck getting your hands on the colour of your choice!
Bags Delivered To Your Door…
Next time you are doing your weekly shop, be sure to check out Ocado who have recently launched a range of re-wrap tote bags available to buy on their website. Each colourful bag features a different humorous slogan printed on one side which cleverly highlights the benefits of shopping with Ocado. Our favourite slogan has to be - “Pain Free Deliveries” - definitely designed to put a smile on the faces of all you Mums out there. Choose the bag which best reflects your personality!
Lutyens & Rubinstein
When Vogue describes you as “the perfect book shop” you know you’re on to a winner. With it’s cool monochrome decor, origami-esque lighting and book sculptures - Lutyens & Rubenstein in Notting Hill is the essence of literary chic. No surprises then that Re-wrap have recently produced some super stylish products for them. Feast your eyes on these fully reversible organic cotton bags available for purchase in store:
We have also just produced some gorgeous pencil cases for Lutyens & Rubenstien featuring the same miniature book print on the outside:
Harvey Nichols’ Bag For Life
With Summer (hopefully) just round the corner, thoughts of picnics in the park are on our minds. Harvey Nichols Food Hall is the perfect place to stock up on some tasty treats. Available for purchase in store and online are our beautiful wicker print bags - more practical than an actual wicker picnic-basket, but with all the charm and added chic!
Adventures in Asia…
We know that there is a global fan base for our canvas bags which have been spotted everywhere from Mumbai to Mauritius. So we have some good news for customers in Hong Kong and Singapore.
We have produced some gorgeous bags with a series of animal prints for the high end 360 Supermarket chain in Hong Kong.
The bags are unique in that 360 have decided not to put their own logo anywhere on the bag. Instead they have chosen to provide some information about us on the inside pocket…
And it’s not just the Hong Kong market that re-wrap have managed to enter. You can now purchase one of these sophisticated bags at the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore too.