A. Plastic is a life-changing resource – used extensively across urban and rural set ups. However the same qualities that make it useful, has also made it extremely challenging to dispose of. With an intent to address plastic pollution and empower women we initiated project’ Green Pari’–Protect Her Save Nature, a social initiative addressing menstrual health and hygiene for the benefit of the under privileged women/adolescent girls and to spread environmental literacy. For this we launched a scheme called ‘Plastics for Pads’ where we encouraged marginalised communities to collect low value plastics in exchange for a set of pads. We were challenged with the abundant plastic waste collected across communities, and decided to look for alternatives to best utilise them.
We sought ways to up-cycle and repurpose this plastic waste and realised that the women of the community were very skilled with hand work like crochet, weaving, breading etc. The success of this program inspired us to rethink our approach to plastic. We began working with the women and tapped their skills in reviving native crafts. This also gave them financial stability. With this, we conceptualised 8Finity – New beginning from Old ends. We set up our studio and started developing a product range for the global urban consumer, while up-cycling the plastic collected.
A. We are based out of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Our production line comprises workshops where artisanal skilled women weave plastic waste, scrap fabric and jute, to make embellishments. These creations are then taken to manufacturers who help us curate products for urban use!
A. 8Finity is a flag bearer for a circular economy. All our designs are consciously made using plastic waste and scrap fabric. We work hard to ensure that there is minimal waste in our entire product line. alone with these, we constantly host awareness drives to ensure the message of sustainability and waste management reaches across all types of consumers.
A. The base of our bags vary. They feature kilim jute, canvas and other forms of locally available fabrics. All the products feature embellishments made out of waste – plastic, fabric and jute.
A. Since waste (Plastic and fabric) is our primary material, each bag will be bespoke in terms of the woven embellishment it features. Our waste is procured from different sources- awareness drives and through strategic partnerships. The collected waste will vary in colour, textures and compositions.
A. Our bags are made using natural materials. They are very durable and easy to maintain. You can wipe it with a wet cloth from time to time.
A. We take your privacy and data protection seriously, our payment process is very secure and you can use any Mastercard, Visa, Maestro or Rupay cards or even pay via UPI & Net Banking – via our payment gateway – Razorpay.
A. We’re glad that you want to place a bulk order at 8finity. Please visit our Collab With Us page to get in touch with us for bulk orders.