November 29, 2014


fashion accessories › Monkey&Mum › sustainable fashion › Uncategorized › upcycling › women's empowerment ›



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:

Women's Upcycling Project: Fashion Accessories for Monkey & Mum in Association with TAABAR and Mehera Shaw Foundation

In a new joint project, Mehera Shaw Foundation and TAABAR Foundation have produced a range of beautiful, upcycled necklaces designed by and produced for Monkey&Mum in Australia ( and ). Mehera Shaw Foundation in Jaipur, India supports women's empowerment and has started an upcycling program using post production scrap fabric to create beautiful, hand crafted fashion accessories.  MS Foundation started working with TAABAR last April.  TAABAR, Jaipur, is a non-profit in support of women's empowerment so it was a perfect fit for MS Foundation to work with the women, in a joint skills training program.  Tess Freund, the owner of Monkey & Mum reached out to us shortly thereafter and we felt it was a perfect fit of product, skills and interest. MS Foundation is supported by small donations and by Mehera Shaw Textiles.  Mehera Shaw offers skills training camps to marginalized women with a vision of long-term skills upgradation and improved quality of life.  The women are paid directly on a per piece basis for their work and receive ongoing mentoring and training through MS FoundationIMG_0551 DSCF1009 .  The goal is a fantastic product: one which is beautiful, wearable, loved and which bring financial benefits to the women. We are very excited to see how much effort and interest the women have put forth into this project.  They have worked very hard and really developed their skills and focus.  These are marketable skills and from fabric scraps have come beautiful necklaces!  The women are anxious to start their next order and develop their skills further!

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