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Upcycling Project

Mehera Shaw upcycling project

 

Our upcycling project is run under the auspices of the Mehera Shaw Foundation Trust (MSFT).  MSFT is a Devisthan Government of India registered non-profit organization located in Jaipur, Rajasthan (founded 2012), whose mission is sustainable artisan development.  This includes projects which focus on livelihood creation and which foster economic and environmental sustainability.

 

 

MSFT 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. 

 

 

Mehera Shaw 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. 

 

 

upcycling project training

 

The Upcycling Project

is a project for
Women’s Development and
Skills Training
through the Mehera Shaw Foundation.

 

 

Upcycling
is the process of converting leftover materials into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.  Even with good environmental and labour standards, garment production historically generates much scrap fabric. 

 

 

We make productive use of this scrap through an ongoing upcycling project and artisan skill-building program. 

 

 

MSF trains artisans to make both beautiful and marketable, high quality textile products from production leftover scrap fabric.

 

 

Fabric is from our own manufacturing scrap and is organic cotton with block and screen prints.

 

 

 

Transparent Relationships

 

We train women artisans to make fashion accessories and homewares using basic hand stitching techniques and post-production scrap fabric.

 

 

We provide the training, raw materials and designs in support of cottage industry development.  The women in the program are from urban slum and rural areas in and around Jaipur. 

 

 

The women agree to a price per piece in advance, are given free skills training and once approved, are given the raw materials for use in making the product ordered.  They receive cash payments and sign a voucher for all work completed at the time they complete the work.
 

 

 

 

 

Mandali Logo

 

The
Mandali Logo
appears on all our upcycled project pieces and signifies the message of upcycling: working together, slow fashion, joining hands in a circle and in a celebration of the cycles of life.  
Mandali in Sanskrit means joining together in a circle.  
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Wholesale Ordering
Our line of upcycled products includes fashion accessories, homewares, gift items, stuffed animals, decorations.  If interested in ordering wholesale, please contact shari@meherashaw.com and include your name, company name, registered address, shop location and tax id in your enquiry to receive a catalog, pricing and ordering information.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.