I love raffia. Within days of discovering the fibre, I was right into it. I use it a lot, and it's my preferred core for basket making. Also, as a retailer, a lot of raffia has passed between my hands this year. So I'm starting a series of posts on the unspoken things about raffia.
I've tried much harder this year to run String Harvest with a lower environmental footprint and I wanted to share some what and why info about our packaging - a dry topic for sure, but these are the small factors which make our business impact...well, less overall. That's a good thing...
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