Our mission is to provide sustainable employment, business, and income-generating opportunities based on bamboo in rural Odisha. Along with bamboo, we also employ terracotta, fabric made by hand in Odisha, and other locally sourced environmentally friendly raw materials to make a variety of jewellery and accessories.
I'm Priyadarsini Das
I held training programme for young women in the Rayagada, Kendrapda, and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha to teach them how to create bamboo jewellery. By learning to make eco-friendly jeweller the rural women will be able to gain a new income stream.
“I started this initiative with almost zero investment,”. “Initially I used to make them for me and people loved it. All my jewellery are unique, chemical free, eco-friendly processing of bamboo by applying neem, karanja and turmeric in my kitchen.”
I have conducted a series of experiments at home during the pandemic to find new ways of making bamboo into jewellery which led her to develop her training programme. “I also started experimenting with making beads from stone apple, neem and tulsi plant along with bamboo as a base material. This should help to create more employment opportunities for women in Odisha.
Get to Know Us
Our home is our workplace, and the kitchen is our lab. I am a Bhubaneswar-based housewife recognised as the "Green Queen of Odisha" for revolutionising the idea of sustainable jewellery made from bamboo. My creation of solid bamboo jewelry, treatment techniques, other eco-friendly materials, use of natural dyes, and tribal and Pattachitra painting have given thousands of people, especially women, new business opportunities as well as employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Grow Your Vision
To give it an Odia identity, we look to cultural icons and traditional art forms. My products are made to have a higher aesthetic and cultural value thanks to Pattachitra and tribal paintings, especially Soura paintings.
GREEN QUEEN OF ODISHA
Priyadarsini Das, a homemaker from Bhubaneswar popularly known as the Green Queen of Odisha, has been leading the path towards a sustainable future not only through her initiative ‘Ecodarsini’ but is also silently driving another environmental movement in the name of ‘Green Footprint’.
The theme of 2022 International Women’s Day is “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. This year’s observance is in recognition and celebration of the women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation and response, and to honour their leadership and contribution towards a sustainable future