Grow your rakhi into a beautiful plant, or get a personalized rakhi, there are a lot of options to choose from these eco-friendly and sustainable rakhis online. Keep scrolling to see what these brands have in store for you.
Every year, after the celebration is over, we throw the Rakhis into the dustbins, and then these non-biodegradable rakhis end up in the landfill, adding more to the soil pollution. Imagine, one such Rakhi from every household that celebrates Rakhi will be disposed off without a second thought, but if you are planning to end this chain, then we have got plenty of cool options for you. Here’s a list of eco-friendly and sustainable rakhis online for Raksha Bandhan, including those made from jute & cotton, even those that can grow into a plant, and a lot of other options.
1. Bamboo Rakhi from Gocoop
Gocoop has a great collection of Bamboo Rakhis that is perfect for the festival. The brand claims that these flower-shaped bamboo rakhis with pearl, beads, golden gotta, and moli thread are made by the tribal artisans of Dangs, Gujarat. Other than an awesome collection of Bamboo Rakhis, they also have beautiful cotton Rakhis. Check them to get your hands on something colorful.
2. Plantable Rakhi from Plantables
This rose-shaped rakhi is made with seed paper which is prepared from waste cotton scrap and has seeds of various plants embedded in it. Tie this to your sibling, and then plant it to grow beautiful wildflowers at your home. This one is available in 5 different colors, and we say you should check them at least once.
3. Terracotta by Sachii
Founded by Sachii Tripathi, a postgraduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, to support traditional pottery artisans in Kutch, this brand offers a gorgeous range of designer clay rakhis. The website reads that these rakhis are handmade, and we couldn’t stop scrolling the different designs it offers.
4. Plantable Rakhi Kit from Natty
Do your bit for the environment by giving back to the earth, and get your hands on this cool rakhi kit. It comes with one plantable Rakhi with Tulsi Seeds, a Plantable Pencil with Tomato Seeds, a hand-painted Ebru Greeting Card, and roli & chawal in Kraft Boxes. This one can be a good surprise for your sibling, and you two can even plan for a planting session post-Rakshabandhan.
5. Jute-plantable rakhis from 21 Fools
These plantable rakhis are embedded with Agasthi, Tulsi, Amaranthus, Purslane seed, and Roli-Chawal. The brand claims that they are made by the artists & farmer community of Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan, and has biodegradable packaging made from waste cotton that is 100% biodegradable. The designs are lovely and colorful, and we suggest you check them once.
6. Sustainable rakhi from Nature’s Soul
The brand claims that their zero waste and reusable rakhis are made with natural & biodegradable materials such as Jute yarn, cotton yarn, wooden beads, real dried flowers, and handmade paper. They also claim their collection is handmade by a collective of erstwhile waste pickers and disadvantaged women in Ghazipur, New Delhi. We really like their patterns, and if you are looking for something aesthetic, you should see their collection.
7. Handmade Upcycled Weave Rakhi from iTokri
Their website says that these recycled rakhis are handmade and handcrafted by regional artisans and craftsmen in India. Available in different colors, and patterns, these rakhis are definitely worth checking. It comes with a pair of cute complimentary Roli-chawal glass bottles, and would look great on your sibling’s wrist!
8. Crochet rakhi from Crochet India House
Crochet India House has been manufacturing handcrafted crochet products like bags, keychains, table mats, socks, baby sets, and toys since 1992. We are totally in love with their crochet rakhi collection. There are more than 15 designs, and they are even giving a 40% off on them. Go, shop!!
9. Personalized Clay Rakhi from BeAbhika
You can even customize these cool clay rakhi with the initial alphabet of your sibling, and not just that, these rakhis are plantable too and comes with seeds. You will also get a coir pot with soil and an instruction card with it. Buy from them and celebrate Raksha Bandhan with their eco-friendly Rakhi, and later watch them grow into a vinca rosea plant.
So, which one of these sustainable rakhis online are you planning to gift your other pea in the pod?