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Christmas gifting: Handmade products can make a make a difference

Want to indulge in some casual gifting this Christmas? Kreativ, an NGO in association with Kinjal (a little magazine running for 45 years) is all set to organise 'Zephyr 2', a pre-Christmas exhibition for the year 2017. In its second year, Kinjal has planned a bigger show with 25 stalls from different genres of handmade products. Most of the organizations run home based businesses and will be selling bakery items, home décor and handicraft items, crochet jewellery, junk jewellery, paper products, candles and soap and so on. One NGO will be selling jams and cookies made by underprivileged children. The exhibition will be on till December 23 at Sudha Hall in South Kolkata.
Kreativ is an organization known for making unique handicraft items from recycled paper and is run by two students, Chandrayee Chattopadhyay and Sauvik Modak, classmates from Patha Bhaban. The duo use newspaper and recycled paper, cast them into a mould and make paper aprons, utensils, dolls, home décor items, cufflinks and so on. "We would like to make paper clothes one day as they did in Japan during the World War II. We are making all kinds of disposable aprons now which are used by students attending cookery courses and even in hospitals. The price varies from Rs 100 to Rs 500 depending on the quality of the paper and the design", Chattopadhyay told Millennium Post.
The main aim behind conducting this exhibition is to uphold the upcoming student and women start-ups from all over Bengal and bring them under a single roof. It also aims to give you an opportunity to buy unique and exclusive gifts for friends, family as Christmas is all about gifting and making merry with all your loved ones.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Alokananda Roy and was attended by Barun Chanda, Mallar Ghosh, Parthasarathi Deb and Chiranjeet Chakraborty.

Nandini Guha

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