Who we are
Planet Green was started as a response to the large scale reverse migration that was happening in the Covid-19 pandemic. A group of entrepreneurs came together and planned a way to provide livelihoods to the thousands of women who were returning back home to rural areas from heartless cities. Planet Green is dedicated towards the upliftment of women, skilled artisans and the immense rural heritage of Indian weavers from the states of Uttarakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and in Delhi.
Our associates include women’s groups and artisans with innovative and professional artisan skills and a responsibility towards environmentally sustainable products handmade with care from Hemp, Bamboo, Jute, natural fibre and cotton. Sustainable and natural raw materials are the foundation of our initiative. Our endeavour is to design ,develop and promote innovative products using sustainable and pure raw materials like Hemp, Bamboo, Banana, Jute etc.
Our Core Team
The core team behind Planet Green has decades of experience in social development sector, which includes working on issues like women empowerment, Children’s education, environment and climate change etc. The idea was to use the skills and experience gained in economically empowering women at the bottom of the pyramid whilst promoting environmental protection by using sustainable and natural raw materials. Planet Green aims to provide global market linkages to these women groups and create new entrepreneurs in rural areas.
Planet Green Products
Planet Green products are 100% handcrafted so that every product embraces human potential and gives the consumer a feeling of joy and pride. While most of our products are made from legally sourced 100% natural and organic Hemp, the process of empowerment begins with educating the womenfolk about the miracle plant and providing them detailed information on the value of the products that they produce. No two handmade items are exactly alike. Variations in color, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item making each piece unique
Empowering women through Planet Green
Rural Women are mostly engaged in household and farming activities. They have the potential to contribute to the rural economy. However traditional beliefs on the role of women makes them vulnerable and pushes them to poverty with very little social security. These practices cost not only women in terms of the missed opportunities and income but also their entire households. We want to break the gender stereotypes existing in our society and enhance the social standing of these home preneurs.
During the Pandemic
The pandemic had a different story to narrate. With the chaotic situation all around menfolk had no jobs and no income. It was the women that then played the role of the bread winner of the family and becoming sheroes. Women not only earned for her family by our initiative but also managed her household chores. With Planet Green’s platform and support we could contribute to the welfare of the families’ of these women at large. Financial independence plays a very important role. With the work provided from us these 100 women could sense the taste of independence! We gave women the platform as well as freedom to work from her space as per her schedule.