Mar 26 2010 Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, It's Our World
Liverpool Chamber held a launch event at the Hope Street Hotel to welcome its newest and greenest member, Natural Folk Limited.
Natural Folk is a British company of Indian origin who are opening a distribution and warehousing centre here in Liverpool. The company designs and manufactures eco-conscious bags and accessories for promotions and fashion.
Their products are made with processed jute and cotton and many other natural fibres. The company specialises in custom made and specially printed promotional bags.
The bags are of high quality, often lined with internal pockets and padded handles. Natural Folk produced and logoed the “People, Planet, Profit” gift bags that were given away at the Chamber’s green themed annual dinner.
Maresa Molloy, Head of Policy & Information at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce commented: “We are delighted to welcome Natural Folk Limited to Liverpool and into the Chamber. The bags that they produced for us were a great talking point at our Annual Dinner and I’m confident that Manjir will be able to successfully grow her UK and European business from her Liverpool base.”
India is the world's largest jute growing country; it is a rain-fed crop with little need for fertilizer or pesticides. Jute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable. Woven jute is popularly known as hessian, but now available in many other varities, forms the outside of the bags that are then lined with cotton sometimes accessorised with leather and traditionally skilled hand embroidery.
Manjir Chatterjee, Managing Director said: “I am very excited about this new venture and the launch. We were looking for a place to be based in the UK to operate our whole European market, Liverpool was the obvious choice because of its central location within the UK and its direct transport links to Europe and beyond. We are very grateful to Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and UKTI for showing us such support.”
Peter Thompson, International Trade Adviser in the UKTI North West International Trade Team commented: “It is great to have a company like Natural Folk take the decision to base its operations for the United Kingdom and Europe in Merseyside. All inward investment projects by overseas companies into the region are welcomed but those with such a strong environmental conscience are particularly encouraged and welcomed.