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3-6 SEPTEMBER 2023
NEC BIRMINGHAM, UK

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Collaborative Craft Projects

Stand: 19H20
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.

Made in Britain

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Designed in Britain

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Designed & Made in Britain

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Address

Zimbabwe

Website

https://collaborativecraftprojects.com
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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    Sustainability 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. W
    Sustainability initiatives
    On 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 year
    CCP 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 Products
    Binga Bright Baskets
    These 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.
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    Packaging
    Our packaging is plastic free
    Our packaging is made with recycled content
    Our 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.
    Materials
    We have created products that provide an alternative to single use plastic
    We have products made from sustainability sourced raw materials
    Majority 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 Considerations
    Fair wages are paid to the people who make our products
    We challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identify
    Within the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of Association
    Enviromental Impact
    We are a carbon neutral company
    We consider the environmental impact when creating our products
    All 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.
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  • Product Wholesale Catalogue

    Collaborative Craft Projects
    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
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