In November of 2010, Mehera Shaw staff, Nagarajanji and Madanji, along with director, Shari Keller, founded a non-profit trust. The purpose of the trust is to act as a development and collection program for knowledge regarding artisan textile techniques, low-impact/de-centralized textile technologies, vegetable dyeing and artisan block and screen printing. The trust will seek funding to implement programs which increase cradle-to-cradle sustainability in local textile manufacture in the area of Jaipur, India. It will also seek to be a knowledge base for designers wanting to learn how to design using sustainable techniques.
We are currently in the initial stages of seeking grant funding to build a water treatment and recycling facility for our dyer, Babu Khan. Currently Mehera Shaw purchases GOTS certified cottons as well as GOTS certified dyestuff but would like to complete the GOTS certified supply chain by incporating the required water filtration and treatment for our dyeing unit.
We are in the very early stages of this project and will welcome anyone who would like to participate. Through Mehera Shaw Textiles, we have set up an internship program whereby students may receive university credit for 3 month internships with Mehera Shaw. We will invite people with a background in water treatment and development in India to apply to aid us in this project. Serious applicants should write to Director, Shari Keller at info(at)meherashaw.com giving their CV, qualifications, experience and intent.
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