Aparant, or Aparantaka (meaning “Western border”) was the name with which the geographical region of ancient India corresponding to the northern part of the Konkan region on the western coast of India was identified. We as a brand are proud to work with plastic waste to offer trendy upcycled products. Aparant makes upcycled products from waste plastic, collected by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, Chiplun, Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India.
At Aparant, we collect, segregate, clean, dry, and upcycle non-biodegradable and hard to recycle Waste Plastic into an attractive fabric woven on the handloom. The fabric is then used to produce handy, fashionable, and durable daily-use items like pouches, purses, and bags. The entire process is manual and thus we are able to offer full-time employment to more than a dozen artisans, of which most are women, thus creating jobs while caring for the environment at the same time!
So, when you buy products at Aparant, you are helping us:
- reduce non-biodegradable waste from the environment
- keep our environment clean
- provide employment to rural folks
- encourage women empowerment