Water hyacinth is a weed abundant in the entire stretch of Northeast India. It is a weed that grows in the water bodies forming a thick layer, preventing the oxygen inflow into them. It affects water ecosystems and the whole ecological balance by disrupting lives of marine animals. However, if used smartly, they can be converted into beautiful products. Water hyacinth based eco-friendly handcrafted products are produced as a government initiative to promote sustainable livelihood in the rural areas of Northeast India.