Collaborative Craft Projects
At Collaborative Craft Projects we are BIG on PEOPLE, PLANET and PURPOSE. We work closely with Artisan Communities throughout Zimbabwe & regionally to design, develop and make handmade homeware that is beautiful and functional. We believe that our products are gentle on the environment, and we are passionately committed to uplifting the communities we work with, within our social enterprise. Through our unique range of handmade homeware and basketry, we tell a story of tradition and heritage to a global market.
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Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansSustainability is part of our DNA at CCP. All our products are fairly traded and ethically made using sustainably sourced natural fibres. We work closely with our artisan partners to ensure they are paid fairly and we run regular workshops on product development and basic business skills training within the communities we work with. WSustainability initiativesOn the borders of Hwange National Park, approximately 800km from Harare (Zimbabwe), a group of vibrant women are responsible for the production of our Bright Binga Baskets. These baskets bring colour into the CCP range and are as unique as the women who weave them. Central to this technique is the collection of used plastic grain bags so that they can be woven, with Ilala Palm into each basket. At the core of this project is mindfulness to our natural environment. By using recycled plastic harvesting Ilala Palm plantations in a regenerative way that is sustainable to both the land and the craft enterprise. CCP is working closely with this group to expand skills and provide continuous orders for the community's benefit.Pledges for the yearCCP is very conscious of land and the regeneration of natural fibres. In the next year we plan to start an Ilala Palm Planting scheme to ensure that Ilala Palm that is being harvested for the use of traditional Zimbabwean crafts, is also replanted and allowed to regenerate.Sustainable ProductsBinga Bright BasketsThese beautifully bright baskets are unique to Zimbabwe and Collaborative Craft Projects. The use of recycled plastic bags, which would otherwise be disregarded, is used to create the vibrant designs seen in the baskets.AT THE FAIRNEW TO THE FAIRPackagingOur packaging is plastic freeOur packaging is made with recycled contentOur exports from Zimbabwe are sent to our customers in large cardboard boxes and we use shredded paper to ensure our products are well cushions and protected in the boxes.MaterialsWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plasticWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsMajority of our products are made using sustainably harvested Ilala Palm, which is plentiful in Zimbabwe. Some of our other materials include: Sustainable harvested Sisal & Cane As mentioned about we have a small range of baskets that include recycled plastic.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationEnviromental ImpactWe are a carbon neutral companyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsAll our products are made by hand, eco-dye is used for the dying of natural fibres and we do not use chemical treatments in the making of our products.
Global Exporters of fairly traded and ethically made, Handmade Homeware and Basketry. Our products are made in Zimbabwe by female Artisans. Product Wholesale Catalogue Attached