Whose Grass is Greener

grass is greener book

Love thy neighbor versus envy thy neighbor, we would prefer to go with the former. It’s probably more peaceful that way, no matter how green the neighbor’s grass may seem. And the best way to convince yourself to love thy neighbor is to keep repeating, ‘The grass is greener this side of the fence’. Even better is to buy a notebook with this slogan on it.

We did what we do best, we made eco-friendly notebooks with this slogan. It’s made of handmade paper recycled from cotton rags. Available at The White Light.

Upcycled Gift bags. Anyone?

REd block print bag

Although the global awareness on environmental issues has increased tremendously, only a minute percentage of people have consciously changed their consumption patterns. Not that they don’t want to, but probably these products don’t add up to their coolness factor or their standards per se.

Nevertheless, we just don’t give up. We at The White Light, continue to find solutions to cater to the ‘likes’ of people, with bombastic designs, convince them to make the ultimate switch to conscious buying.

Our upcycled handcrafted gift bag is another one of our creations. Newspapers block printed and converted into super chic carry bags. Would you buy it or suggest it to anyone who cares enough?

Our Upcycled Pen Stands

pen stand upcycled

What do we do with used toilet paper rolls and all the discarded cloth that we keep collecting? Well, we get creative. We design, innovate and use every bit of material we have, doesn’t matter the combinations. Particularly when the goal is to reduce the waste dumped to the landfills, ideas do emerge.

A simple, yet very useful and durable product that we tried and tested and yes, also sold in large quantities are these awesome pen stands, made from discarded fabric and used toilet paper rolls. They turned out to be absolutely gorgeous, radiating brightness, making any dull space vibrant and happy and why not? They’re made with assorted fabric and colors! And life is all about the variety of spice you add to it, or shall we say colors? 🙂

To  know more click here.

The White Light Travel Diary Series…

upcycled glass

In one of our previous posts we shared a version of upcyled shipping containers we found in Chennai, India. This post is about a conscious lifestyle change, not in anyone’s home, but in a hip restaurant in New Delhi.

The cutlery holder with upcylced bottle caps got full marks from us! We hope that more restaurants and outlets can adopt such a simple yet very cool change to save this city from being one of the worst in being environment friendly.

The Upcycled Art Series…

skateboard art, japanease

There are numerous artists whose work of art is inspirational and people spend hours in art galleries to analyze and admire their paintings and sculptures. We do the same thing, just that we particularly appreciate artists like Haroshi, from Japan, who create artwork from discarded materials. Haroshi’s passion to upcycle discarded skateboards into intricate work of art emerged from his infatuation for skateboards in his early teens.

The work of art speaks for itself, the complex, yet immaculate finish has left us in awe. If more artists emerge like him, who can convert waste into the extraordinary, the world will become a more beautiful place, aesthetically and environmentally.

What do you feel?

Why The White Light uses recycled handmade paper.

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The White Light contributes to the environment in its unique way. Apart from being known to upcycle different discarded materials and giving them new life, we particularly also use recycled handmade paper for our range of products. Here are the reasons why:

Because one ton of Recycled Handmade Paper saves 3 tons of wood and 100 cubic meters of water. The water and wood saved for one ton of paper converts into:

• 6 trees for life giving oxygen, soil and water
• 3 years of cooking fuel for one village family
• 25 years’ drinking water for one person
• 1 square foot of land for a waste dump site

Aren’t these reasons good enough? If you want to contribute with us, you can buy our products online at http://www.thewhitelight.in.

Our vision is to bring a global shift in conscious buying.

Some more of our Eco-friendly gift tags

Square envelopes3In our last post we gave a peek into the front design of our new gift tags. This post is about the backside of the gift tags and the different hues they come in. The print on the backside is in gold just like the front. The contrasting colors gives it a rich look and would go with any occasion and any gift. It definitely went well with the bouquet of flowers :).

We love them even more because the paper we used is made from recycling cotton rags, which otherwise would find place only in the garbage pit.

These beautiful gift tags are now available on sale, you can buy them by clicking here. Yes, it’s that simple :).

How about personalizing those gifts?

pinkSquare envelope

The gifting season continues, be it weddings, engagement ceremonies, birthdays or even house-warming, there is always a reason to celebrate. It’s during one such occasion, when I had to gift a bouquet of flowers to someone and felt the desperate need of a gift tag that would go with my flowers. I didn’t want any of those plastic looking mill made paper tags with a flowery print, but I wanted something more ethnic and being an amateur environmentalist of some sort, definitely something eco-friendly. Coincidentally, one of our buyers’ was looking for something similar too. Finally, we got around to making these. The picture is sneak peek of one color of the handmade paper tags what we eventually narrowed down to. Quite happy with the result :).

From The White Light Travel Diary

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In one of our recent visits to Chennai, we discovered the most fascinating version of upcycled shipping containers. The containers are creatively converted into a control room for traffic cops. Located right on the main road when you travel from the airport to the city, this container will not fail to catch the eye of an environment fanatic.

We’ve seen various versions of upcycled shipping containers but to find one in your country and being used by traffic cops is absolutely impressive. Don’t you think so?