Indian American Kavita Shukla in the first week of September 2013 won INDEX design award for her innovative design, FreshPaper. It helps keep food fresh for a longer period. The award carries 500000 Euro award. It recognizes the best of innovations addressing problems facing the world.
The Award is given biennially in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kavita Shukla was among the five winners in categories such as Home, Body, Work, Play and Community. Kavita’s design won in the Home category. It succeeded the jury with its simplicity and cost-effectiveness.
FreshPaper is simple, low-tech and hyper affordable, with the potential to scale into new markets. The FreshPaper is compostable and infused only with organic spices.
Kavita founded a social enterprise, Fenugreen, in 2010 to provide her product to needy people across the globe. It is already available in the US.
Who: Kavita Shukla