Here at Kan we believe that sustainability is about more than just making sure our promotional products are recyclable. We believe it also involves supporting the local communities where our products are manufactured. In India, where the majority of our fabric bags are produced, we are proud to support several local infrastructure schemes and charities.

Supporting The Shraddha Charitable Trust

The Shraddha Charitable Trust is one of the many charities we support in India. They work to support young adults with severe autism and developmental delay, helping to improve their lives and let them take the first steps towards self-sufficiency.

Supporting The Shraddha Charitable Trust

Young adults are trained in skills such as sticking, folding, plastering, beading and moulding. This enables them to contribute to the manufacture of a wide range of artistic and environmentally friendly lifestyle items. The proceeds from product sales are then returned to the students in the form of a monthly remuneration.

The students receive one to one support from special educators and caring volunteers, who explore and develop their skills. Combined with an intensive therapeutic routine this can help to enhance concentration, retention and social interaction. Over time these activities provide routine, increase confidence and give the trainees a sense of accomplishment. All of which gives them a sense of dignity and well being. Whilst also easing the strain on their friends and family.

Leaf-ware by the Shraddha Charitable Trust

Eco-Friendly Products

The Shraddha charitable trust started by producing simple grocery and rubbish bags made from newspapers. The product line has since been refined, developed and expanded to include a selection of eco-friendly products. The range now includes home decor, shopping bags, gift bags and the innovative Soul Serve leaf-ware. These plates and bowls are made from the Saal (teak) leaf, which was previously usually regarded as a waste product. They are microwave safe, sturdy, elegant and of course, biodegradable making them a sustainable alternative to plastic plates.

The work of the Shraddha Trust has promoted a culture of accepting the challenges of the severely autistic and supporting their life journey. Kan are proud to be a small part of their story.

Kan Triangle Paper Bag

Cool and Creative Printed Paper Bags

Paper bags may not sound exciting, but with all the branding possibilities, you might be surprised.

When most people think of paper bags, they are probably of the sort of bag that holds your takeaway and leaks into the passenger seat on your way home. But that’s not the only type of paper bag there is!

If a heavy artboard (195gsm like our standard luxury bag) is used, they can be strong, durable and great looking. A high grade paper can also take a high quality print and a variety of extra finishes from laminates to hot foils. Add some PP rope handles or cotton ribbons and you have a great quality, amazing looking bag.

Even if you need something a little out of the ordinary, paper has got you covered there too. Because it’s easy to work with, customising the size and shape of your bag, or even creating completely new styles just takes a little imagination. Our expert manufacturing partners are on the case. From prototyping to full production runs, they can help turn your ideas into reality.

Whether you are using them as a retail bag, to hold giveaway items or anything else you can think of, the finish and options available will help cement a high-end status for your client’s brand.

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Reversible Pepper Bag

Our custom cotton tote bags can be so much more than standard!

Just because shopping bags are seen every time you go to the supermarket doesn’t mean they have to just fade into the background. Take this stunning custom cotton bag for example!

As with so many things, it starts with a great idea. Sir John Soame’s Museum London is well know for having a wonderful eclectic collection of items and artwork. The artwork is a simple drawing of the outside of the building and a sketch of some of the collection inside. The great idea comes when you print them both on the same bag.

The lining is a made from the same material as the outside of the bag, so it’s just as hard wearing and can be printed with exactly the same amount of detail. Both the inside and outside of the bag are printed, then cut and sewn together. That means that the design can be truly full coverage, right up to the seams. It also means that this custom cotton bag is really two in one. That’s because it is completely reversible. There really is no difference between inside and outside, except for the print.

And what a great print it is too! It may be a simple line drawing, printed in 3 colours on the outside and 2 on the inside, but the bold colours, and all that wonderful detail, really make an impact. Of course it helps if you have a subject as great as this museum to work with!

Take a look at some of the other things you can do with a custom cotton bag at