21Fools: Environmental Innovation
21Fools presents an innovative way to stay connected to the mother Earth and infuse life in non-living material. In 2014, from a workshop in Jaipur & Mumbai, 21Fools introduced ‘Beej Kapas’ – A paper that grows into a plant in India for the first time. Since then, they have handcrafted over 2 million Beej-Kapas products that grew into millions of plants.
They have products like Diwali crackers, which is filled with seeds to grow into plants, plantable stationary, blue pottery and have done successful collaborations like with saukhyam pads to spread awareness on reusable menstrual pads. They also launched a project named ‘Gram art Project’ at Paradsinga, situated in Sausar Tehsil of Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, India.
It is a group of farmers, artists, women & makers. The artworks take the form of landarts, sometimes they take the form of yarn artefacts made from the non-GM (Genetically Modified) IPR-free (Intellectual Property Rights) non-hybrid indigenous cotton.
These expressions also take the form of plantable seed papers and eatable artefacts made from the organic produce from farms.
I request editorial board to assign a journalist to cover this story since 21Fools is an inspiring initiative and depicts that there are no limits when it comes to saving environment. The innovation and creativity is what 21st century aspires to see and 21Fools is doing justice to it.