Some of the imageries that cross our minds thinking of 'fashion' and 'pollution' include dumping of used fabrics in landfills, detergent foams from washed clothes floating in rivers, micro-plastics accumulating in oceans, and whatnot. Precisely, we have always seen fashion to be a facilitator of pollution. But what if pollutants could be used to create fashion?
EcoKaari, a social enterprise, upcycles plastic waste into handcrafted fabrics using handloom and wooden spindle (Charkha). These fabrics are used to make daily utility items like fashion accessories, handbags, home decor, and office stationery products.