Natura is a women’s collective in Mannar that produces handmade bags, baskets and housewares from the leaves of the palmyrah palm tree. The products can be used as a substitute for plastic bags, containers and dustbins. Natura members are war-affected women in the Mannar district of Sri Lanka. Many of them are living with disabilities. The majority of profits are shared among the women producers, but they also invest a small portion towards the betterment of the community and the continuation of the group.
Adampan, Sri Lanka