INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY

We at Indian Designs, hope to do our part as manufacturers in building a future unshackled from plastic waste as we stand together to make this world free from all single-use plastic. Being a part of the global supply chain, we hope to induce as much of the right choice product into the market for consumers to enable better decisions for today and tomorrow.

We started producing cloth bags four years ago and currently produce 150,000 pieces per month in 100% BCI cotton. We are pleased to note that there has been an increase in demand when we shifted from BCI cotton to 100% organic cotton as a raw material two years ago. The aim of this new solution is to diminish the poor choices of plastic bags as a go-to and help in the shift to reusable cloth bags. We are proud to be a part of this product’s supply chain with the continuous support of our clients.

In 2013, one of our clients – Whitestuff invested in a beautiful project. Their idea was to reduce waste by repurposing cutting waste into cloth bags, the sale proceeds of which go to various charitable causes. The ‘Made for Change’ bags are made from 100% recycled materials, and are a brilliant example of the potential such circular thinking can have. We are proud to be supporting them in the production of these bags.

Our Research and Development team is also aggressively working towards reducing single-use plastic bags, replacing conventional plastic bags with biodegradable bags made from all-natural extracts containing no polyolefin plastic. We are working towards a strategic partnership with Regeno to make this change possible and use these bags in our day-to-day operations as well as promote them to our suppliers and buyers.

These bags are:

  • Biodegradable and compostable in nature and
  • Has natural antistatic properties
  • Oil resistant
  • Recyclable with paper
  • Dissolvable in high-temperature water (>80C)
  • Completely safe if accidentally consumed by animals

However, the scale of economics is very important to make these choices the rightful default, and in that, we need all of us as consumers to invest in the right product to tip the scales in the right direction.

We hope to continue working in every way we can to supply and promote better choices, better companies and the right initiatives that keep in mind our universal fight against plastic pollution.