In my increasingly-manic quest for dairy-free chocolate, I was blessed enough to have finally stumbled across Earth Loaf right here in Mysore, yoga’s second favourite destination. Emails flew back and forth and after prompt confirmation from David that it was indeed dairy-free, I ordered my first stash.
I am not going into detail about the exquisite, volcanic eruption of pure, slightly salty, slightly bitter cacao in my long-deprived soul; because this is a packaging blog.
The packaging reminded me of the love with which I used to wrap gifts when I first discovered Auroville handmade paper. In this case, the paper is made from recycled cotton and silk and screen-printed with motifs of peacocks and elephants. The motif is Chittara art of the Malnad region and designed by Mysore-based Harsha Nagaraju. David, of Earth Loaf, has used cacao beans and palmyra sugar from the region and intends for the packaging to be from there too.
What I liked the most – line on the back of the pack that reads “Made, packed and loved by:….”
Truly unique packaging. Everytime I see the pack or even their logo, I drool.
Two lessons: 1. Don’t keep changing the pack design. 2. What the pack contains is very important.
PIcture by Pii-friend and Rang Decor author, Archana Srinivas.
It’s a big waste of money and a bigger waste of paper. But hell, it’s a wedding and you only get married a coupla times, so go ahead and make at least one of them special :)
p.s – Templetree. This place is what a friend and I dreamt of doing when we were in college. Sigh.
Picture from their FB page here.
Paper bags made stronger with an inner lining of kitschy cotton. More shopping :) From People Tree, Delhi. Picture: People Tree on FB.
Quillkaari make these lovely delicate, handcrafted paper accessories, and they send these across to their customers in the most endearing way. The way happy people decorate gift boxes – simple brown boxes, playful scribbles, cute messages and intricate Quillkaari decorations.
Stylish wrapping paper and droolicious stationery from New York-based designer, Nasha Mehta, on view now.
Elephant-poo handmade paper bags have a simple illustration of the source of the paper on the bag. The texture is grassy and sturdy; the sizes are convenient for gifting; and it is the perfect ice-breaker :) More here - http://elephantpoopaper.com/