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Designer products: A visitor checks out the bags on display at the Jute Emporium in Chennai on Thursday.
Designer products: A visitor checks out the bags on display at the Jute Emporium in Chennai on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The designer products showcased at the Jute Emporium demonstrate how being eco-friendly could mean being trendy.

From tastefully designed earrings, chains, hairclips and wall hangings to ethnic door mats and stylish hand bags, a whole lot of interesting products made with jute as the primary raw material are available at the exhibition-cum-sale.

Dharti, a non-governmental organisation, has showcased the products made by women’s self-help groups in rural areas.

Dharti is one of the NGOs sponsored under the United Nation’s welfare project scheme through the National Centre for Jute Diversification, under the Ministry of Textiles.

The exhibition-cum-sale is on at the Jute Emporium, located at 98, T.T.K. Road, till Sunday.

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