Fair Trade Green Selection

Green raw materials, green processing & green products! Healthy artisans, healthy environment & healthy end user! This is one of the missions that SETU strives for.

SETU endeavours to ensure sustainable well being for both the `people’ and the `planet’. SETU works on improving our processes and minimizing our environmental impact. Most of the products offered by SETU are sustainable & green, as they are made from natural, renewable & eco-friendly & raw materials. These include natural fibres such as cotton, jute, wool, silk, banana fibre, hogla & other grass leaves. Other natural raw materials are wood from dead trees, lead & nickel free metals, stones, etc. The dyes used are natural where possible. To obtain a more versatile colour range, non-toxic, azo-free dyes are also used.

SETU specially promotes use of recycled raw materials and creates designs specifically for recycled products, which are functional as well as contemporary. The following products are made from recycled raw material.

 

Eco Shopper

Customizable, reusable shopping bag made from locally grown and woven cotton. The pattern is made by hand-block printing with 100% natural dyes. The inside print can be customized with your...

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Jute Shopper

Jute bags with inspirational, positive artwork printed on them. They can be used as shopping bags. There are two types:

Chocolate color: “BE yourself” Beige color: “I AM FAIR TRADE”

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Recycled Video Tape Totes

These tote bags are made from recycled video tapes and cotton yarn. They come in two colors: green and rust.

The bags are handcrafted by young, underprivileged adults with special needs....

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Recycled Tape Folding Bag

These are very special products, made from recycled plastic and music tapes. They are lined with cloth inside. Comes as an assortment of colors. The bag itself can be folded...

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Paper Bag

This is an eco-friendly product made by recycling old newspapers (in Hindi). Several layers of newspapers are used to make the bag sturdy. The bag is strengthened with a recycled cardboard...

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Nature Nectar Tote Bag

Made of jute, more commonly known as burlap, these colorful, striped totes offer the durability and sturdiness people look for in a bag. Coming in two colors, bright green and...

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Jute Elegance

This indigenous bag is made by hand weaving jute and cotton. Colorful Jute threads give it a beautiful rustic texture. The inside of the bag is lined with thick canvas...

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Jute Jubilance

Colorful jute and cotton bag, made by hand weaving both materials together. Multi-stripe bag dyed in lively spring tones.

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Expressions Jute Bags

These messenger-style bags have inspirational messages printed on the front flap. There are three different messages on three different colors:

1) Blue Expressions Bag – “I AM FAIR TRADE”
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Green Computing

Trendy laptop bags, made with 100% natural dyes. Great eco-alternative to conventional synthetic laptop bags. Machine washable. Completely quilted, multiple pockets for pens, calculators, credit cards, etc.

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Tree of Life Applique Bag

These are messenger bags with symbolic, hand appliquéd motifs on the front flap. This particular series is comprised of the Tree of Life. It is a quilted bag with a big...

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Peace Appliqued Bags

These are messenger bags with symbolic, hand appliquéd motifs on the front flap. The series is comprised of three motifs: Peace, Skull and The Tree of Life. It is a quilted...

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Skull Applique Bag

These messenger-style bags have hand-appliqued skulls in them. The skull is one single piece of fabric, carefully appliqued by artisans in India. It is a quilted bag with a big pocket...

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Color Splash “V” Bag

A beautiful and stylish bag with a broad shoulder strap and a V-shaped base. It is made from recycled embroidered patches that were collected from the textile industry. The shoulder...

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Color Splash Square Bag

A beautiful and stylish bag with a broad shoulder strap. It is made from recycled embroidered patches that were collected from the textile industry. The shoulder strap has a small...

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Natural Dye Diaper Bag

This bag is made from a patch work of fabrics that have been hand-block printed with 100% natural dyes. It has multiple pockets inside and outside. Comes in an assortment...

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Recycled Video Tape Passport Bags

These sling bags are made from recycled video tape and cotton yarn. They have a thin shoulder strap for hanging.

The bags are handcrafted by young, underprivileged adults with special needs....

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Very Special Bag – Cosmetic Case

These are very special products, made from recycled plastic and music tapes. They are lined with cloth inside, and close with a zipper.

They are made in a school that teaches...

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Color Splash Cushion Covers

These cushion covers are made by hand blocking motifs using 100% natural dyes. The fabric used is locally grown cotton. The fabrics with the motifs are sewn together and embellished...

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Sabai Grass Placemats

These placemats are made by artisans in India by interlacing natural grass with threads. This gives them a natural look. The placemats come in sets of 4.

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Multi-Stripe Runner

This table runner is made by interlacing natural grass with threads. The entire process is hand done.

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Sabai Grass Pot Holders

These pot holders are made by artisans in India by interlacing natural grass with threads. This gives them a natural look. Comes in a set of 2 holders.

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Natural Dyes Tree of Life Wall Hanging

This is a new version of our traditional Tree of Life Wall Hangings. The base is made of Organic Cotton, and the artwork is hand appliqued from a single piece...

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Tree of Life Wall Hanging

An ancient art form takes on new significance in this striking wall hanging. Traditionally painted on mud walls, villagers in India adapt the time-honored style of Mandana folk art to create...

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Color Splash Wall Art

Wall art made by hand blocking motifs using 100% natural dyes. The fabric used is locally grown cotton. Contains a front pocket. Small running stitches embellish the surface.

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Color Splash Tote

Patchwork of beautiful assorted sari fabrics connected with hand stitching. Solid contrast lining and straps. Internal pocket. Assorted colors.

Materials: Recycled saris, cotton lining, some bead and sequin detail

Size: 14" W...

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Recycled Sari Pocket Bag

This extremely lightweight, yet durable bag is perfect for many uses. Large enough to hold groceries or books, you won't believe how small this bag can be when folded into...

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Flat bead necklace- Brown

This sustainable necklace is handmade in the Himalayan region of India. Resins from pines are dried, finely cut and polished to give a wooden effect. These beads are then sown...

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VSA Wristlets

These fun wristlets are made of cotton woven with recycled video tape. They close with a zipper at the top and have a convenient wrist strap to grab when you're...

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“OM” Earrings

This is a fair trade piece of jewelry, handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India. These earrings are made out of tree resins and locally sourced metals. Artisans dry...

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“X marks the spot” Earrings

This is a fair trade piece of jewelry, handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India. These earrings are made out of tree resins and locally sourced metals. Artisans dry...

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Clean Polish Earrings

Handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India, these earrings are made out of dried tree resins. This is a sustainable alternative to wooden earrings, since the tree resins are...

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Tribal Mask Earrings

This sustainable necklace is handmade in the Himalayan region of India. Resins from pines are dried, finely cut and polished to give a wooden effect. These earrings are carved in...

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Printed Cotton Voile Stoles

100% cotton stole, block-printed with natural dyes. Lightweight and soft. Comes in 4 color variations - Black, Green, Red, or Blue.

Materials: Cotton

Size: 20" x 70"

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OM Men Bracelet

This bracelet is made from tree and artificial resins. Talented artisans dry the resins, then cut them and polish them into different types of beads. This particular bracelet has an...

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Beaded Spiral

This sustainable bracelet is made in the Eastern mountainous region of India. Dried tree resins are cut and polished into different shapes to make the beads. They are infused with...

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Night and Day Bracelet

Handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India, this bracelet is made out of resins. Double colored beads are joined in several layers with vertical carved beads holding them. Small...

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Beaded Spirals Necklace

Handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India, this necklace is made out of tree resins. The resins are shaped as round beads and later filled with white pigment, giving...

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Sari Bracelet

Two braids made from recycled pieces of saris, connected with metal closure. Assorted colors and prints.

Materials: Sari fabric and brass closure

Size: adjustable 7 1/2" - 9"

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Swirl Bracelet

This is a fair trade piece of jewelry, handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India. This bracelet is made out of tree resins. Artisans dry tree resins and later...

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Whirlpool Bracelet

This is a fair trade piece of jewelry, handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India. This bracelet is made out of tree resins. Artisans dry tree resins and later...

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Shape Contrast Bracelet

Handmade in the eastern mountainous region of India, this bracelet is made out of resins. Various shapes are made from resins and then joined in multiple layers to form an...

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Brown Carvings Bracelet

This fair trade bracelet is handcrafted in the Himalayan region of India. Pine resins, a renewable material, are dried and polished into a flattened shape, giving them a wood-like effect....

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Rhythm of Earth

Handmade copper alloy bells with a very soothing sound. No rivets or nails are used for fixing the various components together. Its raw, rustic texture adds to the appeal. Comes...

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Hanging Bell

These beautiful bells are handcrafted by artisans in the Kutch region of India.
The product is an innovative blend of fine thread work and the melodious sound of the bell....

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Traditional Dolls

These dolls are dressed and decorated in the traditional daily attire of the women from the rural region of north western India. Every small detail is taken into account from...

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Card Holder

This is a fair trade, handmade card holder. It is made from cruelty free leather (leather from animals that died naturally). The holder has three compartments, and it is embellished...

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Bold Bead Necklace

This is a fair trade piece of jewelry, handmade in the Himalayan region of India. Resins from pine trees are dried, finely cut into different sizes and polished to give...

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Double Weave Storage Basket

Round storage basket with lid and double weave stripe. Made in Bangladesh.

Materials: Hogla Leaf

Size: 38" x 38"

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Oval Display Baskets

Set of 2 oval baskets with handles. Sturdy. Top edge is curved and dips down. Made in Bangladesh.

Materials: Hogla Leaf

Size: small 11"W x 7"H x 7"D

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Double Weave Shelf Basket

Square shaped basket with double weave pattern. Two handles. Sturdy. Made in Bangladesh.

Materials: Hogla Leaf

Size: 11" H x 14 1/2" W x 12" D

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Carry All Basket

Basket with double weave, brick color along top edge. Two handles. Sturdy. Made in Bangladesh.

Materials: Hogla Leaf
Size: 12" H x 12" W x 11 1/2" D

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Hogla Leaf Picnic Basket

Perfect for storage or taking to the farmer's market or on a picnic. Has sturdy handles and stands upright.

Materials: Hogla Leaf

Size: 17" x 10" x 12"

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Mini Date Leaf Nesting Baskets

Set of 3 round baskets in three sizes. Perfect for tabletop storage. Each basket is trimmed in a bright color and they fit into each other for easy storage.

Materials: Date...

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Hogla Leaf Shelf Baskets

Set of 2 rectangular baskets are great for storage.
Materials: Hogla Leaf
Size: 12"x8.5"x8" and 15"x13"x11".

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HBB 102 - Hogla...

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Round Hogla Leaf Storage Baskets

Set of two round nesting baskets are perfect for storage.

Materials: Hogla Leaf

Size: Small: 11" x 11" x 5.5" and Large: 15" x 15" x 7"

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Color Splash Photo Frame

These frames are wrapped with recycled sari fabric, most sport fine embellishments such as embroidery or sequins. Holds a 4" x 6" photo under glass.

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Candy Placemats

These place mates are made by weaving thick and thin cotton yarns on a hand loom. This gives them a special texture and feel. They come in sets of 4...

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Sari Sarong

Made with up-cycled saris. Assorted colors and prints

Size: 48” x 23”

Variation of the product

UNS 601 - Sari Sarong

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Rosette Necklace

Upcycled necklace made from pieces of rejected saris. Assorted prints and colors.

Size: 35”

Product Code: SEN 202 - Rosette Necklace

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Rosette Headband

Upcycled headband made from pieces of rejected saris. Assorted colors and prints.

Size: Adjustable, 17” - 23”

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SEBH 201 - Default Title

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Rosette Bracelet

Upcycled bracelet made from pieces of sari scraps. Assorted prints and colors.

Size: Adjustable

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SEB 203 - Rosette Bracelet

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Small Recycled Pouches

Sets of 10 gift pouches. They come in assorted colors and designs. Idea for gifting jewelry.

These are fair trade items made in India. The artisans that make them are compensated...

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Recycled Gift Pouches

Gift pouches that come as a set of 4 assorted pieces. Made by recycling waste patches from the apparel industry. Ideal for wrapping small gift items like jewelry.

Color: Assorted

Composition: Cotton

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Upcycled Sari Necklace – Wooden Bead

Colorful sari fabrics compliment dark beads on this versatile necklace. Can be tied at adjustable lengths and worn individually as a simple accent or with others for a more bold...

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Upcycled Sari Necklace – Flora

Colorful sari fabrics are layered together to create this gentle yet durable necklace. Delicate floral design and braided fabric add unique elements to the design. Dark brown beads compliment sari...

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Upcycled Sari Necklace – Ribbon Bundle

Plentiful ribbons of colorful sari fabrics are layered together to create this statement accessory. Dark brown wooden beads line each side of the centerpiece. Necklace length is adjustable and can...

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Mini Dream Catcher Wire Pendant Necklace

This necklace is crafted from upcycled wires collected from discarded electronics or other collected metal parts in the Himalayan region of northern India. These are mostly made of copper and...

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Loop Wire Pendant Necklace

This necklace is crafted from upcycled wires collected from discarded electronics or other collected metal parts in the Himalayan region of northern India. These are mostly made of copper and...

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Lifted Heart Wire Pendant Necklace

This necklace is crafted from upcycled wires collected from discarded electronics or other collected metal parts in the Himalayan region of northern India. These are mostly made of copper and...

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Dangle Wire Pendant Necklace

This necklace is crafted from upcycled wires collected from discarded electronics or other collected metal parts in the Himalayan region of northern India. These are mostly made of copper and...

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Curved Wire Earrings

These earrings are crafted from upcycled wires collected from discarded electronics or other collected metal parts in the Himalayan region of northern India. These are mostly made of copper and...

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Curve Cuff

Hammered and welded electroplated brass. Metal cuff is 100% recyclable. Adjustable width.

Size: 2.25” W x 2.5” D

Materials: Metal

Product Code: JMB 128 - Curve Cuff

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Wave Cuff

Hammered and welded electroplated brass. Metal cuff is 100% recyclable. Adjustable width.

Size: 2.25” W x 2.5” D

Materials: Metal

Item Code: JMB 127 - Wave Cuff

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Bright Crochet Scarf Collection

Beautiful colored scarf with detailed crochet pattern on the ends of the scarf in complimentary tones. Feminine and versatile fashion accessory that can be used in several seasons. Products are...

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Meditation Floor Cushions

Large floor pillow with traditional patchwork and embroidery made from upcycled fabrics. Great as a home accent or as a functional meditative pillow. Three wood button closure in back. Pillow...

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Upcycled Sari Headband – Flora

This headband is made with a delicate floral deign and colorful sari fabric. Assorted colors and prints.

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Birds on a Twig Batik Pillow

Traditional artforms of block printing and batik printing are used to create these charming pillows. Branch and leaves are hand stitched to complete the look. Made with azo-free dyes and...

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Patchwork “Peace” Pillow

Traditional art forms of block printing and patchwork are used to create these vivid pillows with mixed colors and patterns. The word “Peace” is hand cut and stitched in large...

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Custom Sari bag

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A lightweight and colorful bag that folds into interior pocket to become an easy to carry pouch for compact storage. Great for travel, the beach, lightweight grocery shopping and...

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Dream Catcher Wire Pendant Necklace

Web-like woven appearance handmade with upcycled metal and wires in gold and silver.
30" chain + 1.75"W Pendant

Materials: Metal

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Reversible Sari Bag

Edgy and versatile, this everyday reversible bag is made from beautiful upcycled indian saris. A drawstring allows a wide opening for several sundry items and accessories. Equipped with braided handles...

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Color Splash Pouch

Hold small books, journals, tablets, and more in this small but multifunctional coin purse in our popular color splash patchwork style! This bag focuses on a color band, and has...

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Flat Bead Necklace – Red

This necklaces is handmade in the Himalayan region of India from beads made of bone of naturally dead animals. Beads are then sown neatly end to end in a thread,...

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