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Meher Road Foundation

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Please also visit: meherroadfoundation.org
And our new Etsy shop for our Upcycled products at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MeheraShawArtisans

Upcycled accessories Meher road Foundation

Meher Road Foundation is a Government of India registered non-profit organization located in Jaipur, Rajasthan (newly founded in April 2017), whose mission is sustainable artisan development. This includes projects which focus on livelihood creation and cradle-to-cradle models which foster economic and environmental sustainability. The Foundation works specifically with textile artisans in the Jaipur region of India, using a mentoring approach to skills development, market access and improved environmental standards and in order to establish community-based livelihoods. 

women's upcycling project

The Foundation encourages sustainability and a dignified life to artisans involved in the artisan textile value chain by assuring them of fair trade practices, ethical leadership, social values, mutual respect, trust, financial security and a humanitarian approach.

Meher Road Foundation is involved in 4 main project areas of artisan support:

upcycled fashion accessories
water filtration/restoration/organic farming
block printing conservation, and
“bridging the gap” cross cultural education programs
and networking for both artisans and designers.

An integrated philosophy

The Foundation works in an integrated and fully transparent manner with Mehera Shaw Textiles Pvt. Ltd., to help people help themselves without discrimination.  Our philosophy is one of emancipation through work, skill building, dignity.  The focus is on the artisan textile sector in India, in making viable, high-quality products for both the Indian and foreign market.  We also emphasize cradle-to-cradle design and implementation, renewable energy, resource building and transparency throughout the value chain.

Mehera Shaw believes in integrating both our private limited company with our non-profit development foundation.  We see an integrated, vertical business model as the strongest approach to offering a high-quality, value added product to both the high-end women’s market and the rising middle-class market.  The value-added component is a fundamental strength--it is the human factor--jobs creation, skills building training for rural artisans, fair trade labour standards, supporting improved sustainability in garment production and reducing environmental waste.

woring on our upcycling project

Join Us!

If you are interested in and passionate about development projects with textile/craft artisans, we welcome you to join hands with us.  You can support us by becoming a volunteer, mentor or trainer, or by promoting our artisan product and development programs among your friends, colleagues and communities.  As a volunteer or intern, we will provide free intensive training and project support to you as well as in-depth practical experience in the textile craft and development sector.  It is an excellent opportunity to help empower artisans.  Join us in helping artisans to help themselves. Write an email to Dr. Shari Keller at shari@meherashaw.com to inquire about current opportunities.

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

h4XS/ 36

h4S/ 38

h4M/40

h4L/ 42

h4XL/44

h4chest

h435.5 inches/ 90 cm

h437.5 inches/95 cm

h439.5 inches/ 100 cm

h441.5 inches/ 105 cm

h444.5 inches. 113 cm

h44cm extra from body

h4waist

h426 inches/ 66 cm

h428 inches/ 71 cm

h430 inches/ 76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h435 inches/ 89 cm

h4fitted

h4low waist

h428 inches/71 cm

h430 inches/76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h434 inches/ 86 cm

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h4fitted

h4hip

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h439 inches/ 99 cm

h441 inches/ 104 cm

h443 inches/ 109 cm

h446 inches/ 1

h44cm extra from body

WASHCARE

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

CARE for 100% cotton

We recommend cold water machine wash (up to 30 degrees celsius) with a bio detergent and either tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade for all of our 100% cotton garments/homewares (except for quilts).  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.  

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

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%.

Garments/homewares are dyed or printed using AZO free, low-impact, pigment or reactive dyes unless otherwise noted.  These dyes are color-fast, but care should still be taken to wash with like colors to retain the vibrancy of the colors.

CARE for 100% cotton quilts

For quilts with cotton fill, we recommend spot or light surface cleaning only with a damp cloth and mild detergent.  Eco-friendly dry cleaning is also recommended. 

CARE for herbal/vegetable dye items

Vegetable dyes are not colorfast and are specifically marked in the product description.  We strongly recommend that all vegetable dye products be washed once before use in a cold water wash with minimal detergent.  Wash separately. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  Iron on reverse side.  Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Please keep in mind that indigo dye does continually fade over time.  This is the nature of true indigo dye and is not a defect, but rather a sign of the 'living' nature of the dye.

CARE for silk and cotton/silk

For our silk and cotton silk garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Dry cleaning using an eco-friendly service is also recommended.

CARE for linen and cotton/linen

For our linen and cotton linen garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.