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Textile Tuesday: Turning plastic waste into profit with Conserve India

Once each month, we invite a sustainable textile vendor to present their materials, fibers and / or processes. Join us for November's Textile Tuesdaywith with Kanika Ahuja from Conserve India.

Born of a desire to combat India’s twin problems of poverty and waste through fashion, Conserve India stands for contemporary values and new-age fashion while combining social justice and environmental regeneration in its products. Repurposing plastic bags that have clogged our cities, rivers and oceans!

"We have developed a unique process to upcycle plastic waste to create a new material which looks and feels like leather. An alternate to Leather, that is cheaper, longer-lasting and lightweight. Its even waterproof! We call it “Handmade Recycled Plastic”. We use this material to create Upcycled fashion products like handbags, travel bags, wallets etc. Our process avoids Carbon emmissions that traditional recycling of plastics produce and also works to increase the income of urban slum dwellers by 150%. We work with several artisan groups in India and design to utilise traditional Indian crafts in contemporary design using sustainable materials. We are a part of the World Fair Trade organization and follow a Fair and Ethical supply chain."

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Earlier Event: September 28
Design for Sustainable Manufacturing