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Upcycled Amma-Prasad Candy Wrapper Pouch


This sweet reminder of Amma’s loving hugs is made even sweeter in a loving gesture to nature. Our Upcycled Amma-Prasad Candy Wrapper Pouch is created with about 25 wrappers collected after people have enjoyed the candy inside, received as prasad during Amma’s India Darshan. The wrappers are carefully laid out and heat-fused between two layers of repurposed plastic for strength and durability, forming a new material that’s ready to sew. We also enhance this adorable pouch with a fun, handwoven khadi cotton lining and a sturdy zipper. A perfect, eco-friendly pouch for small treasures, prayer beads and gift-giving—all while spreading the go-green vibe! (Does not include candy.)

By purchasing an Upcycled Amma-Prasad Candy Wrapper Pouch, you personally contribute to reducing waste from our landfills and waterways. By "reusing" the wrappers, these items are not thrown out after a single-use. This is something you can definitely feel good about!

TURNING GARBAGE INTO GORGEOUS

Amma’s vision of turning “Waste into Wealth” is blossoming all around the world. Amrita Upcycle, a GreenFriends project, was created by Amma to address the global problem of plastic waste. Founded in 2001, GreenFriends seeks to inspire people to serve and protect nature, so that all life-forms may live in harmony upon the Earth.

Is it possible for a thrown-away plastic bag to become a useful, durable and beautiful object that people will be eager to purchase? The answer is a clear and resounding, “Yes!” Using simple tools and a basic sewing machine, Amrita Plastic Project's global team transforms discarded food packaging, used shopping bags, tossed Tetra Pak® juice boxes and much more into beautiful, useful, long-lasting products. In the process, the waste material not only gets recycled, its value goes up as well—thus the term "upcycled”. After sorting the waste plastics from rubbish bins, then hand washing, sterilizing and drying, a wide range of unique plastic materials are conscientiously handcrafted into purses, wallets, jewelry, household items, and a variety of other accessories and items.


SIZE: 8" W x 4 1/4" H

MATERIAL: 100% plastic exterior, 100% khadi cotton lining

ORIGIN: Handcrafted in India


Collections: All, Upcycled