The Burlap People – ‘Hand Crafted Bags for Earthy Souls’

The Burlap People are makers of bags. Good looking, well made, unique, beautiful and made-of-burlap bags. Better than that, from their home in West Bengal, India, they make bags that have a story behind them and a lot of heart. Bags that have been designed with sustainability and ethics in mind. I chatted to Sam, one of the dynamic trio behind the company, to hear more about The Burlap People way of doing business.

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Thoughts on Adventure

On the edge of adventure

God it’s a thrown around word isn’t it? ‘Adventure’ is on fleek. New adventure merch, pinterest boards and instagram accounts dedicated to the pursuit pop up every day.

I’ll be honest with you. The incredible images that litter these feeds – of people on the edge of precipices, falling from the sky or laying in hammocks suspended between crevices – had turned me a shade of green. I had found myself recoiling every time I read the part of my bio that makes the claim The Foraged Life is a space for adventure stories. Like I’m fobbing myself (and you) off because I’m not on a perpetual backpacking, bungee jumping, adrenalin trip.

Then I had a think, and, as often happens after a think, I had my perspective reset and realised I was being a bit of a twonk. Now, I’ve got some fresh thoughts on adventure.

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5 Reasons Why The Outdoors is Good For You

5 reasons why the outdoors is good for you | 1. It can make you happy

If you are bit of a reprobate and don’t follow the scouts rule of ‘be prepared’ the outdoors can get you soaked through, make your fingers numb, your nose run and cruelly make you fall flat on your face. But there’s some science. Some legitimate, genuine, bona fide science that says we are better out than in. Like most things. Here’s why…

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