Thursday, December 18, 2008

Reloop Design - Gifts for Christmas - very very cool

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helping improve livelihoods by providing fair-wage income through bag collection, yarn production, teaching skills and environmental clean-up. Each item is unique in coloring and patina, reflecting the nuances of weathered plastic. Creating artisan products of intrinsic beauty is an essential step to building a sustainable business and raising the esteem and aspirations of the individuals employed. Our mission is to create beautiful designs that address the critical global issues of environmental pollution and sustainable development. ReLOOP Designs Eco-sustainable, transform recycled plastic bags into high-market products. Generate fair-trade income and skills within the disable community. Teach artisan skills and design concepts for product development. Raise the esteem and economic aspirations of those individuals in the community most often neglected. Clean-up the environment while developing a sustainable source of income.

Reloop Designs beautiful designs handcrafted from recycled plastic bags generating fair wage income in Cambodia reloopdesigns@gmail.com Welcome to Reloop Designs. We invite you to browse through our Reloop store and shop with confidence. Reloop's handmade recycled plastic bag products are generating fair-wages at every level of production, from bag collection to teaching new artisan skills to the disabled. Thank you for sharing in the mission to address the critical issues of environmental pollution and sustainable micro developments through purchasing our beautiful designs. Please note we update our designs on a regular basis, each product label acknowledges the individual artisan. 100% of profits go back to artisans and their community.We invite you to create an account with us if you like, or shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store. GUARANTEED XMAS UPS GROUND DELIVERY DEADLINE 18TH DEC. Thank you for visiting. beautiful designs that recycle plastic bags and generate fair-wage income in Cambodia PROCESS & PRODUCTION Every phase of making the recycled plastic bag `yarn' and the handcrafting of these designs fosters skills among the disabled and poor, improving their quality of life and environment. By setting standard payment per plastic bag collected, regardless of usability, ReLOOP helps guarantee that as many bags as possible are collected. A small group of deaf adults were employed for the yarn production to ensure quality control. Each ball of yarn's beautiful unique coloration is due to the random variations of weathering on the bags. Batch coloring and patterning skills were taught to allow for more ARTISAN LABS Product design development was conducted with research labs. Initially with two individuals skilled in crotchet, the labs eventually expanded to include four. The supportive environment of the lab encouraged exploration and experimentation, with emphasis placed on confidence-building and the sharing of knowledge. As design complexity grew, so did the participants' capacity to understand design drawings and follow quality-control standards. These labs successfully nurtured trust in the design-direction process, leading to impressive results in a short period of time. The product samples are designed for a variety of skill levels, price -points and markets. RODUCT SAMPLES Although ReLoop designs have high-end urban marketability, they are created with simple methods and tools enabling artisan training and employment in rural villages. These product samples are the results of the research `Labs`. We continue to refine these designs, quality and yarn patterning. DISABLED BEGINNERS WORKSHOPS Due to decades of conflict in Cambodia, crocheting skills are rare, making it necessary to teach a new generation. The disabled were invited to participate in beginners workshops, where lessons were taught in wool and later basic designs with plastic yarn. The participants showed tenacity and enthusiasm as they learned a new skill that they could apply in their rural communities. It also proved how in a short period of time many disabled adults could train to an artisan skill-level that can provide them with income. Product designs were developed for every skill level to ensure future employment. KIDS CREATIVE WORKSHOPS These workshops combined the wish to find a creative outlet for the deaf youth in the community with the useful application of the non-yarn quality bags. Teaching simple yet whimsical animal designs with wire and plastic was great fun, and within a few workshops the kids could make them on their own. Their individual creativity and dexterity is evident with each delightful animal, and has potential marketability. Kampot is a riverside town located in the south east of Cambodia, an area until fairly recently untouched due to Khmer Rouge presence. The legacy of French colonial architecture is still evident in the town and the nearby hill station of Bokor Mountain. The province has yet to recover from the economic and social devastation of years of civil war.
Today most still live on subsistence, with no irrigation, electricity or plumbing and only rudimentary education. As costs of rice and petrol escalate, their struggle becomes ever more difficult with wages well below the world poverty line. SOFT POTS (4) Soft nesting pots ideal storage for bathrooms,kitchens and desks, washable. FRUIT BASKETS (7) unique fruit baskets washable BAGS & BELTS (8) Beautiful unique designs, high detailing BOXES (3) Round lidded boxes durable and washable COIL BASKET URNS & VASES (5) Beautiful decorative urns durable and washable TABLE TOP (2) Washable and durable table top accessories Home Shopping Cart Sign In Register Help Contact Us Reloop designs home Our Products SOFT POTS FRUIT BASKETS BAGS & BELTS BOXES COIL BASKET URNS & VASES TABLE TOP
Our Products >> BOXES STORAGE BOX large lidded storage box STORAGE BOX MED Medium storage box STORAGE BOX MED medium storage box Home Shopping Cart Sign In Register Help Contact Us Reloop designs home Our Products SOFT POTS FRUIT BASKETS BAGS & BELTS BOXES COIL BASKET URNS & VASES TABLE TOP Quick Search Advanced Search Terms and Conditions About Us Copyright . 2008 Reloop Designs. All rights reserved. reloopdesigns@gmail.com 718 522 7158 Web Site Shopping Cart Reloop Designs beautiful designs handcrafted from recycled plastic bags generating fair wage income in Cambodia reloopdesigns@gmail.com Our Products >> COIL BASKET URNS & VASES URN BW Coil basket Urn VASE B/W Vase shaped coil basket VASE FAIRY one-off colored vase basket Urn Green COIL BASKET URN URN LARGE BLUE lantern shaped coil basket Home Shopping Cart Sign In Register Help Contact Us Reloop designs home Our Products SOFT POTS FRUIT BASKETS BAGS & BELTS BOXES COIL BASKET URNS & VASES TABLE TOP Quick Search Advanced Search Terms and Conditions About Us Copyright . 2008 Reloop Designs. All rights reserved. reloopdesigns@gmail.com 718 522 7158 Web Site Shopping Cart Reloop Designs beautiful designs handcrafted from recycled plastic bags generating fair wage income in Cambodia reloopdesigns@gmail.com Our Products >> TABLE TOP MATT COLOURED place mat, washable hangs on wall PLACE MAT BW table mat washable (no direct heat) Home Shopping Cart Sign In Register Help Contact Us Reloop designs home Our Products SOFT POTS FRUIT BASKETS BAGS & BELTS BOXES COIL BASKET URNS & VASES TABLE TOP Quick Search Advanced Search Terms and Conditions About Us Copyright . 2008 Reloop Designs. All rights reserved. reloopdesigns@gmail.com 718 522 7158 Web Site Shopping Cart Reloop Designs beautiful designs handcrafted from recycled plastic bags generating fair wage income in Cambodia reloopdesigns@gmail.com Our Products >> SOFT POTS SOFT POT SET Set of 3 variegated color red/green and yellow/green SOFT POT SINGLE Individual soft pot D5" x H 4" Pink with yellow rim SOFT POT SINGLE Yellow soft pot with green rim SOFT POT SET Nesting set of 3 soft pots Home Shopping Cart Sign In Register Help Contact Us Reloop designs home Our Products SOFT POTS FRUIT BASKETS BAGS & BELTS BOXES COIL BASKET URNS & VASES TABLE TOP Quick Search Advanced Search Terms and Conditions About Us Copyright . 2008 Reloop Designs. All rights reserved. reloopdesigns@gmail.com 718 522 7158 Web Site Shopping Cart Reloop Designs beautiful designs handcrafted from recycled plastic bags generating fair wage income in Cambodia reloopdesigns@gmail.com Our Products >> FRUIT BASKETS FRUIT BASKET Blue basket yellow rim FRUIT BASKET Large fruit basket FRUIT BASKET Fruit basket with yellow rim FRUIT BASKET Medium fruit basket FRUIT BASKET Green/red coil basket FRUIT BASKET bowl shaped coil basket FRUIT BASKET Medium fruit basket Home Shopping Cart Sign In Register Help Contact Us Reloop designs home Our Products SOFT POTS FRUIT BASKETS BAGS & BELTS BOXES COIL BASKET URNS & VASES TABLE TOP Quick Search Advanced Search Terms and Conditions About Us Copyright . 2008 Reloop Designs. All rights reserved. reloopdesigns@gmail.com 718 522 7158 Web Site Shopping Cart

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