The Guardian newspaper’s Money Section promote Sreepur cards every Christmas with a headline calling us “The best Xmas card ever?” We think so. We are currently able to produce up to 2,000 cards each week and supply custom orders to large organisations such as HSBC, Tesco, Cancer Research and UNICEF.
Our community outreach programme trains women from Sreepur’s surrounding villages to decorate the cards with wheat straw. Paper Dove, a UK company working with fair-trade producers in Bangladesh, helps us with designs and British Airways helps us with freight to the UK so that all proceeds from the cards are returned to the Sreepur Village.
Our handmade paper section started in 1991 after a generous donation from one of our UK sponsors enabled us to buy the machinery, tin baths and frames needed to start up production. We now make a wide range of different weights of paper from tissue through to card in a wide range of colours for sale to local customers. Our wheat straw cards are primarily produced for the UK market.
Visit Sreepur cards at: www.sreepurcards.org