Raksha Bandhan is the celebration of an inseparable bond shared by a brother and a sister. Every year, on this day, a sister ties a special kind of thread to her brother to express her love. In return, the brother vows to protect her forever.

However, what happens to the rakhi once the celebration has ended? Most people store it with them because of guilt of throwing them. Others tie it across tree branches or bury them in the soil. Then we thought to ourselves, why should sustainability be limited to festivals like Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi. Rakshabandhan, a festival that celebrates such a pure bond must be celebrated in an eco-friendly way as well. And that’s how we combined elements of the environment to make this beautiful rakhi.

Each element has a special purpose to it.


  • 1. Thread: The cotton thread denotes the inseparable bond between a brother and a sister.
  • 2. Flowers: The flowers of the rakhi are made of plantable seed paper. These flowers are embedded with marigold and basil seeds and can be sown in the soil to grow into a plant. They signify the growth of the plant just like the relationship.
  • 3. Leaf: The rakhi is decorated with a dry leaf at the top. This dry leaf is picked out of waste which signifies that waste is also beautiful.
  • 4. Coconut Fibre: The rakhi is secured by coconut fiber that keeps it safe and sound. This fibre can be used to grow the rakhi into a plant.
  • 5. Handcrafted Box: Finally, The rakhi is placed into a beautiful box that is made out of waste cotton and is handcrafted to perfection.

    To gift this rakhi to your brother, click here.
    August 17, 2018 — Tasneem Hamza

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