Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Al Noor's Special Bag Makers

It's my immense pleasure to collaborate with Al Noor Training Center for Special Needs and bring you the story of how Eco-friendly jute bags are made by special needs students to display Al Noor's contribution to preserve environemnet!

If you have ever been to this center in Al Barsha, you know how inspired you feel, just by seeing what these talented students are capable of doing right from sewing, printing, baking and what not. When I visited it few weeks back, I felt blessed spending time with these adorable and loving students. Total 270 students from 30 different nationalities are learning at the center. They are taking education with help of different techniques and technology. They are also taking vocational training to become independent financially. Good number of their students got employed by companies in UAE, after they finished their training here. Some of the ex-students are working in the center too.

It was beautiful to watching making stuff confidently, some of them even showed proudly their creation and accepted my appreciation graciously.

Recently this project was initiated in collaboration with Emirates Environment Group who endorsed Al Noor’s endeavor of producing the bags. They gave valuable input on the layout of the design as well.

The bags are made at the vocational training unit of the Center

The designs are screen printed by the students and sheltered employment trainees at the Center

The bags are cut and sewn by Saheer, a sheltered employee.

The hallmark of the bags are the sharp quality of the prints and the superior quality of stitching. 

If you are concerned about the environment and at the same time looking to enhance your shopping, accessory, or beach experience look no further than this elegantly designed jute tote bag sized 15" x 15" x 3".

Cost of the bag is only AED 50/- You can purchase these in their cafe cum shop Smile N' Stuff in center's premises in AL Barsha click for location map and don't forget to take home yummy cookies made by the students!

If you ask me I am totally in love with these trendy bags! I love to take it with me for shopping trips to mall or any outdoor trip to beach or park. Great to show my support to environment and Al Noor special needs at same time, while I get to promote sustainable fashion too!

I will urge all my readers to support Al Noor Special Needs in this project by purchasing these Jute bags for you, your family & friends as Eco gifts. And companies can buy these for your employees that way you could even promote using reusable bags along with support social cause. I personally feel this is ultimate sustainable product which unites environmental and social factors very beautifully. Find them on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Go Green and Support Al Noor!
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Mummy on my Mind said...

Wow they look great! And the kids must be so proud of themselves for making them! Very fashionable indeed too! ;)

Tarana Khan said...

Wonderful to read this!

Amruta Kshemkalyani- Tavkar said...

Thank you Tarana & Mummy on my mind!