Help keep Shimla green, buy eco-friendly furniture from poor

SHIMLA- I came across this small camp of migrant craftsmen near Vikasnagar patrol pump in Shimla yesterday. They sell hand made furniture and home decor like lampshades, which are either made from bambo, cane, or commonly found plants of reed family. All of these materials are durable and highly biodegradable. Further, they are completely hand made. It reduces carbon footprint and energy consumed during factory manufacturing. Buying eco-friendly things will go long way in keeping Shimla green. Moreover, when you buy from these poor craftsmen instead of a showroom, you help them earn bread and butter. Their price might discourage you initially, but all you need to do is a little bargaining and it comes for cheap.

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