Meher Road Foundation

June 12, 2017

Meher Road Foundation

We have recently reworked our foundation structure and have decided to relaunch under the name Meher Road Foundation.  We did this to allow us to improve the types of work we will be able to engage with in the future and to ensure that our mandate more fully expresses our vision for sustainable artisan development.

We continue to identify four main project areas:

 

Women’s Skills Development Project in Textiles
The Upcycling Project

The purpose is 1) to reduce garment manufacturing textile waste and improve the environmental footprint in garment manufacturing, to 2) support skills development for women artisans with the goal of 3) providing income for women artisans which can become a 4) self-sustaining program. 

 

Conservation of Heritage Crafts:
Traditional Hand Block Printing in the Jaipur Region. 

This project includes: documentation, preservation and re-enlivening of vegetable dye block printing industry.  It is jointly a social development, conservation and environmental conservation project.  The project involves interviewing block printers, video taping and collecting historical, cultural and technical information about the art of block printing so that the full story can be told.  The aim is awareness building, cultural exchange, regeneration of the market demand for block prints and, in connection to water security, reintroduction of vegetable dyeing for best environmental sustainability of the textile industry.

 

“Bridging the Gap”
Education and outreach programs
in collaboration with Mehera Shaw Textiles Pvt. Ltd. 

This project includes 1) hosting international textile print design interns from Europe and the US as part of a training program in teaching young designers to work with block prints. The internship program is part of a larger awareness building platform to bridge the gap across the supply chain and cross culturally.  2) a workshop program and participation at conferences internationally in the UK, US and Germany on supply chain transparency, bridging the gap and artisan methods of production.

 

Artisan Resource Platform

for artisan suppliers in India to allow transparent sharing of resources, education, market access, developing cradle-to-cradle production techniques to improve sustainability in India’s artisan and organic textile supply chain.

 

We look forward to developing each of these programs further in the coming years.  Our focus continues to be on the upcycling program as we develop a broader product range and a network for wholesale.




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Fit/Sizing/Care

Fit

Our styles are meant to give room to breath and move.  We use fine tailoring coupled with a relaxed, comfortable fit.

We use a fit guide for each of our styles to provide more information about the fit that was intended.

Slim Fit: a close fit to the body. Regular Fit: a comfortable, relaxed fit with room around the body. Generous Fit: a very loose fit (such as in our oversized blouses) with lots of room around the body for ease of movement.

 

 

Sizing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XS/ 36

S/ 38

M/40

L/ 42

XL/44

 

 

chest

35.5 inches/ 90 cm

37.5 inches/95 cm

39.5 inches/ 100 cm

41.5 inches/ 105 cm

44.5 inches. 113 cm

4cm extra from body

waist

26 inches/ 66 cm

28 inches/ 71 cm

30 inches/ 76 cm

32 inches/ 81 cm

35 inches/ 89 cm

fitted

 

low waist

28 inches/71 cm

30 inches/76 cm

32 inches/ 81 cm

34 inches/ 86 cm

37 inches/ 94 cm

fitted

 

hip

37 inches/ 94 cm

39 inches/ 99 cm

41 inches/ 104 cm

43 inches/ 109 cm

46 inches/ 1

4cm extra from body

 

 

 

 

Wash Care

We recommend cold water machine wash with a bio detergent and either tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade for all of our 100% cotton garments.  Cold water wash and low heat drying or line drying in the shade will increase the life of the garment, prolong the vibrancy of the colors and reduce energy use. Shrinkage on all cottons is minimal, approximately 3%.

 

For our silk and cotton silk garments, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.

 

All garments have been washed several times during the printing/dyeing and manufacturing process.