Diwali Gifts: Sustainable gifting
Black Baza Coffee
A coffee company that works with small farmers to conserve biodiversity and secure their livelihoods. Their Arabica and Robusta beans are sourced from the Western Ghats.
Price: Starting from Rs100 for 100g
Available at Buy.blackbazacoffee.com.
The Summer House
The Summer House, an eco-conscious luxury brand, makes homeware with locally sourced material, crafted by village artisans. This serving platter is made with mango wood from a sustainable plantation.
Available at Thesummerhouse.in.
Palmera is a non-profit that works with war-torn rural communities in Sri Lanka to create livelihood opportunities. Handmade tells the stories of 34 women, through their food. All the proceeds from the book go to rural entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka.
Price: $45, or about Rs3,000 (shipping charge, $13.4, extra)
Available at Palmera.org.
Under The Mango Tree
A social enterprise that’s helping farmers create a new revenue stream through apiculture, Under the Mango Tree’s honeys are certified organic, fair trade and single-origin.
Price: Starting from Rs450 for 500g
Available at Amazon.in.
Vrindavan Farm Tea
With a firm eye on slow farming and biodiversity, Vrindavan Farm in Wada, Maharashtra, works with indigenous farmers to produce organic fruits, vegetables, spices and herbal teas. Pick from their gavati, frangipani, roselle, banana, mango, ‘tulsi’ flower and moringa blends.
Price: Starting from Rs290
Available at Shophop.co.in.