May 04, 2014


Artisan textiles › Dyeing Organic Cotton › Jaipur dyeing › Jaipur prints › Sanganeer Dyeing Printing ›



Mehera Shaw collage of behind the scenes

We are
An artisanal lifestyle brand
An artisan hand block printer


An environmentally conscious, fair trade manufacturer 
An artisan development foundation
Based in Jaipur, India. 


Our Brand

Mehera Shaw is an affordable, upmarket, artisanal lifestyle brand for the conscious and sophisticated woman who wants her wardrobe and home to reflect her sustainable lifestyle. Our brand encompasses smart, yet artistic casual looks with high wearability, which transition well from day to evening; our additional range of lifestyle separates includes vintage romantic nightwear, childrenswear, homewares, upcycled accessories and project-based textiles such as do-it-yourself sewing kits. We believe in connecting quality craftsmanship to market, artisans to style trends, tailors and designers to finished product and consumers to the human story of slow fashion. Our company encompasses a holistic vision of exchange not only between east and west, but also among all participants in the modern value chain.  We sell our brand retail both in our Jaipur boutique and online as well as wholesale internationally.

Artisan Hand Block Prints - Bagru - Sanganer  - Textile designs

Our brand and manufacturing are intrinsically connected to the artisan printing traditions of Jaipur.  We design block print collections for each season and print on GOTS certified organic cotton base cloth using AZO free dyes.
We work in Bagru village with traditional vegetable dye Bagru hand block prints and at our own block printing unit near Sanganer where we develop and produce contemporary block print designs inspired by the motifs of India and the East.

Production Studio - Fair Trade Manufacturer

Mehera Shaw Textiles Pvt. Ltd. is a fair trade and sustainable manufacturer. We have created a transparent, vertical supply chain using fair labour standards, sustainable fabrics and artisan printed textiles. We are committed to cradle-to-cradle production and produce all garments in-house: specializations include the artisan textiles from the Jaipur region of North India, natural fiber wovens and detailed stitching.

We are a member of the Fair Trade Federation in the US and are a vertical company which allows us to personally confirm that all ethical standards are maintained within our production studio in India. We use only natural fibers and whenever possible, certified organic cottons sourced in India. We use AZO free dyes for both solid colour dyeing and printing. We work regularly with traditional, artisan hand block  printing which actively supports decentralized, village production methods in rural India.

For more information on our fair trade standards, please click here: 'Fair Trade'. For information on purchasing Mehera Shaw wholesale, click here.

Work with Us! Custom Manufacture

We offer full manufacturing services, including pattern making, grading, hand block printing, screen printing, solid colour dyeing, sampling and small to medium scale garment and homewares manufacturing for both independent designers and established brands. For more information write to Shari at:




The Foundation

Mehera Shaw Foundation Trust is a registered non-profit whose mission is to support sustainable artisan development projects.  MSF works in a fully integrated, transparent manner with Mehera Shaw Textiles.  MSF’s first project is an artisan upcycling project designed to produce textiles and accessories from production scrap as well as to create cooperative, micro-social enterprise, mentor-based education and training centres for artisan communities.
Mehera Shaw Foundation Trust is a registered non-profit trust whose mission is to support artisan development projects.  It is the non-profit sister of Mehera Shaw, working specifically with artisans to develop upcycled textile products, and to create cooperative, micro-social enterprise and mentor-based education and training centres for artisan communities. MSFT works in an integrated and fully transparent manner with Mehera Shaw Textiles to help people help themselves without discrimination. Our philosophy is one of emancipation through work, skill building, dignity.
Projects include women artisan micro-enterprise skills training program making upcycled fashion accessories from post production scrap fabric, 
For more detailed information, please see our main menu under "foundation" and our foundation website at:

Organic Cotton and Beautiful Colors: Dyeing Unit Update

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="500,501,502,503,504,505,506,507,509,508"] We are really pleased to see the first beautiful colors roll off the jigger machines at our new dyeing unit.  We are dyeing GOTS certified organic cottons with GOTS approved dyestuff.  We're very happy to report the excellent progress made lately.  The boiler is in place and working well.  We have good fuel efficiency and are up and running with good steam and appropriately high temperatures quickly.  The bamboo racks used in drying in artisan units such as ours is also in place with new bamboo; looks fantastic. Our unit is now fully functional for dyeing fabric.  We now need to take care over the waste water.  For the short term, we can arrange proper removal of the waste water, but will now start our campaign for seeking funding for the ETP unit which is our goal as a long-term solution. Water treatment is our long-term goal: it is essential from the environmental standpoint to work toward better drinking water, not pollute the ground water or water which ultimately is used in nearby farming.  It is also an important message to the garment industry that we can and must do things in a more sustainable way which safeguard the environment and the people.  There is no real gain or "profit" without meeting these standards first. Our next steps include a social media and crowdfunding campaign to raise funding for both the ETP unit and workshops/educational resources for the artisan community in which we work.  We will aim to start installing an ETP unit in August.    

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