These rings have been hand-crochet and embellished with the donated beads by the local women of Dhanotu village. We have also used pine-needle leaves collected from the nearby forest to make it sturdy and also appealing.
Note: The products are made out of pine-needle that is locally available.
The women of Dhanotu village make these stunning pieces with lots of love and care.
All the proceeds from the sales of the products go towards funding our animal clinic and awareness initiatives.
What is special about pine?
Since pine trees are abundant in Himachal Pradesh, it can be a great source of livelihood as it has a potential for mass appeal. Not just that, it is eco-friendly, biodegradable as well antimicrobial, which makes it an excellent choice to make products to cater to the sustainable/eco-friendly market.
Is pine tree native to India?
They can be found throughout the world, but they are native to northern temperate regions.
What can I make from pine needles?
You can make any kind of jewellery, baskets, trays, pen-holders, coasters, table mats and so much more.
Do pine needles decompose?
The needles will eventually decompose and work their way down into the soil naturally.
Can pine-leaves be used immediately?
If you want to use pine-leaves right away, simply clean and soak them in boiling water and let them sit for about half an hour. Your pine-leaves will be ready to use.