Fulfilled by our friends at Rice Love
14"WIDTH X 16"HEIGHT X 2"DEPTH
ADJUSTABLE 40" STRAP REDUCES TO 25"
TWO INTERIOR POCKETS + PEN POCKET
THE ARTWORK + THE ARTISTS
This creative Elephant artwork with a rice motif depicts the life and love of India. Elephants represent good luck! Now, you can carry luck around with you!
The Henna Artwork depicts India. The rice in the hands are shaped in a heart and represents giving. Good karma. Good Vibes.
The ELEPHANT and HENNA illustrations were created by Sarah Querido. Originally from Japan, Querido now lives in Texas with her husband and new baby. Follow Querido's work on Instagram @sarahquerido.
The Mandala Artwork represents the idea that everything is connected, like a circle. Our rice giving is like this, too. For example: you buy a bag, it feeds a family, that family is then able to send their child to school instead of work, that child grows and contributes to the world. We are all interconnected. What goes around, comes around.
Artwork created by the talented Emily Sikora. Follow Emily on Instagram @emsikora.
The Pineapple Artwork can be interpreted in many different ways. Pineapples are iconic in Hawaii, representing welcome and aloha. However, not everything is paradise in Hawaii. Homelessness ranks #1 in Hawaii for the 50 US states. The disintegrating rice depicts this problem. The reintegration of rice represents the hope we have to solve the growing problem of hungry in Hawaii. Good vibes.
The illustration was created by Kris Goto. Originally from Japan, Goto is making a name for herself in the Hawaii art scene. Check her out at krisgoto.com.
WHAT YOU ARE GIVING
This bag provides 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of rice, which provides the rice needed for 12 individual meals. Based on a typical family of 4 in India, eating rice 3 meals per day, this gift lasts one day. Your bag comes with a unique hang tag number, which allows you to find the photo and story of the family you are helping on ricelove.com. In order to make hand-delivery possible, others will be contributing to the same family you are. We deliver 25 kilos of rice per family at a time, which provides for about a month supply of rice! Buying this bag feeds families!
SUPPORT FAIR TRADE
We only partner with factories that respect the environment, have safe working conditions, no child labor, and at a minimum pay the local living wages. Buying our bags provides quality jobs!
INTERNATIONAL DUTIES NOTICE
All orders are shipped from the USA. The cost of import fees and/or duties are NOT included in the cost of shipping. If you live outside the USA, you may be required to pay a duty before you can pick up your package. It is important to know your countries rates for duties as you will be responsible for this added cost. If you do not pay the duty, the package will be returned to us. In this case, we will contact you to ask if you would like to pay to have the package re-shipped to you or if you would like a refund on the cost of the product (excluding shipping). Most European countries have import fees, however, they are generally less than the cost of the product(s), and the fees are not charged consistently on every package. Customers have not reported any duties for Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
About The Partner & Their Impact:
Our Impact Partner, Rice Love's mission is to help end global hunger. They make backpacks and other wearables that are handmade in India using recycled, eco-friendly, cruelty-free materials. Every bag produced donates one kilo of rice to families in India, and each bag comes with a unique number that allows you to look up the family’s photo and story that that bag is connected to. They’ve donated over 900,000 meals of rice, and counting!
Sustainable Materials + Nutrition/Food Access + Women Owned