Fabric post industrial scraps sold by weight in northeast Delhi
As we develop our holiday collection here in Delhi, we are finding new and meaningful textile sources
Delhi is a hub for garment production and there are facilities all over. Everything from massive high-MOQ factories on the outskirts to masterji uncle tailor shops in the center of town. The scraps have to go somewhere and if it’s not a landfill or to individual homes, it’s here in Seelampur. Honestly after visiting I have even more questions than answers- how much really gets re-used? How much is waste, how much is deadstock, .. where exactly do they all come from? I want to go there more and dig deeper..
In “trash” textile we see unused potential. Colors and textures, prints and drapes- how to fit these scattered differences together, how can varied parts make a cohesive whole? . .
.Our chosen medium of fabric is alive and “conscious” if we choose to feel it as an entity of our creative expression. Whose were you before you found yourself here? What was the beginning intention? Our intention now is to fulfill potential.
Repurposed textiles have their own stories to tell. We are inspired and enlivened to include this energy in our design narrative alongside our beloved craft fabrics.