When the buying intern, Jazmin, told us we were going to be purchasing a Tiffin for the store, we had NO idea what it was. It took a little explanation and even a little picture, but we finally figured it out. A Tiffin is probably the coolest looking lunch box. The Eat, Drink, Live Tiffin from Ten Thousand Villages features these three words in English on one side and Hindi on the other. It is made of three stainless steel sections and has a lid, double clasp, and even a handle on top!
Tiffins are used in India to carry lunches to school or work. They are picked up daily by “tiffin wallahs” and transported from homes across the city to places of work or education. They are then cleaned and returned back to the home at the end of the day so that a new lunch can be packed for the next day. Tiffins are a safe, more sustainable alternative to plastic containers or paper bags. Head to Mustard Seed to grab a Tiffin, your lunch will thank you.