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Imagine that the stylish bag that you are carrying on your shoulders is nothing but crafted out of waste materials and fabrics. Won’t it be unique? Well that’s what organizations like Chindi have come up with.
“Something Beautiful from Nothing” is an innovative idea developed and projected by them. Bunosilo promotes products recycled from industrial wastes like unused fabrics, leathers, tyres etc and recreates some beautiful and useful items like bags, toiletry kits and pouches from them.
The word “Chindi” has been used widely by Indian tailors to describe waste fabrics. There are tons of waste fabric that is generated on a daily basis which are generally tossed into the garbage bins.
This brand is a Mumbai based social enterprise which started as a fun project lead by Tanushri Shukla. She aims to utilize those waste fabrics and develop a design firm that handcrafts and upcycles products. The people behind the products are non-other than women from Mankhud slums Mumbai who passionately work for the company.
Tanushri Shukla with one of her Artisans
Diverting Textile waste into sustainable materials and handcrafted products by collaborating with low income craftswomen is what Bunosilo featured Chindi looks upon. The brand is guided by one mission – which is to come up with a design led solution to make use of the textile and fashion waste and to re innovate something from the recycled products. They collaborate with brand factories and craftspeople to turn the company into new material and products.
Today, the brand has become a design firm working along with women from slum who had nothing to do with their knitting and crochet talent. Their talent has now become their career and backbone of a brand. It tries to impact other design houses and fashion houses to recycle and reuse their own waste and that is the ultimate aim to which they are looking forward to.