Jaggery

Upcycled bags and totes handcrafted in India

Jaggery is a women-led social enterprise based in Gurgaon, India that converts industrial waste material into a range of upcycled bags and totes. The organization is founded on the principles of sustainability, fair trade, and global citizenry. Jaggery proudly aligns its goals with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. In fact, in 2022, Jaggery and PbP spoke at Catalysing Change, the world’s largest event for social entrepreneurs working to attain the SDGs by 2030.

Through its upcycled bags and totes, Jaggery develops solutions to counter the world’s pollution problems. By using discarded car seat belts and buckles, punctured bouncy castles, decommissioned defense-grade canvas, army tents, and parachutes, Jaggery helps to keep industrial waste out of landfills and reduce its carbon footprint. All components and hardware (i.e. zippers, pulls, clips) are new and top-of-the-line (YKK, ITW Nexus, Duraflex).

Jaggery runs projects with various women-led self-help groups throughout India. Through these collaborations, Jaggery empowers artisans and craftspeople in Punjab, Rajasthan, and West Bengal with a sustained livelihood.

TwoJaggery workers collaborate to create upcycled bags and totes.

Jaggery at a glance

Mission

To create upcycled bags and totes from repurposed, reclaimed, and ethically sourced materials using fair trade labor practices

Headquarters

India

Jaggery's work has been showcased internationally with recent media coverage on national TV and in newspapers. Jaggery's founder Gautam Malik work has also been featured in a TEDx talk.

Peace by Piece International is proud to partner with Jaggery, helping inspire environmental and societal change through quirky and soulful products.

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