Rice & Carry

Rice & Carry started in 2012, when they had the idea to upcycle an old rice bag, to tackle two issues: 


1) The growing amount of plastic waste and 

2) The lack of job opportunities for women from rural areas.


Today, they offer a wide range of bags and accessories, all made with waste materials found on Sri Lanka's coastline. In 2019, they became a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).


Upcycled Waste Materials


Every Rice & Carry bag tells its own story. Maybe it was made from an old rice bag found on a buzzing Sri Lankan market. Or from a turmeric spice sack from India. All materials are carefully cleaned before being upcycled.


Handmade By Women


All products are unique and handmade by one of our female artisans. Women from rural villages are trained to become skilled seamstresses. Of course, they get paid fair wages, according to fair trade principles.