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  • PORGHAI – COMMUNITY CENTRIC DESIGN PROJECT

    Migration prevention and livelihood restoration project – January 31st to 2nd February

    Upasana's creative team travelled to the Sittilingi Valley, a tribal village in Tamil Nadu to engage in a community-centric design project with Dr. Lalitha.

    Visiting Tribal village in Sittilingi valley
    Upasana’s creative team in discussion with Dr. Lalita

    While serving the tribal community she discovered poor health is closely connected to their livelihood and unless she intervenes it will always be an issue. Their community migrating to city did not bring peace. Pressurized they left a holistic village life to earn a living in the hazardous concrete jungle which led to poor health.

    Dr. Lalita discovered a couple of women who knew the lost traditional embroidery technique. Exchanging their traditional garments for Aluminum utensils they paved way to its extinction.
    In Upasana, we follow a community-centric-design approach which not only takes services from the community, but also consciously helps achieve their goals and build a system of care.

    Uma and Dr. Lalita in discussion at Lambada artisan’s house

    Discovering the dying, age old tradition of Lambadi embroidery in 2 villages, Dr. Lalita with Dr. Regi George gave way to the birth of Porgai, which revived and empowered the traditional craft of Lambadi women. 'Porgai' mean 'pride' in Lambadi dialect. Today, Porgai artisans association is a society of 60 lambadi women artisans, because we value human effort over repetitive machine embroidery, which lacks soul.

    Porgai Artisans association

    Upasana had a community centric collaboration with Porgai which was instrumental in the revival of the languishing craft. Upasana made a collection using traditional embroidery techniques with the intention to promote true worth of the craft of intricate embroidery, carried through the generations. Upasana is paving way for them to reach a market that will fetch them round the year work and an alternate income which will prevent their migration. We firmly believe that the artisan community must be respected greatly and should get fair wages.

    By making a new product line, Upasana is sharing Porgai’s pride with you.

    Embroidered Upasana Logo in organic cotton
    Showcasing the new collection launched in collaboration with Porgai
  • FASHION REVOLUTION 2018

    “We are people from all around the world who make the fashion industry work. We are the people who wear clothes. And we are the people who make them. And we believe in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. We want to see fashion become a force for good. Fashion Revolution is a global movement that works for a more sustainable fashion industry, campaigning for a systemic reform of the industry with a special focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. Fashion Revolution works all year round to raise awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues, advocate for positive change, and celebrate those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.

    Much of the global fashion industry is opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging and desperately needs revolutionary change. In April 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse shook the fashion world. And it ignited our movement for a better, fairer fashion industry. We want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased. We believe that collaborating across the whole supply chain; from farmer to consumer; is the only way to transform the entire industry. Fashion Revolution brings everyone together to make that happen.

    In order to make the fashion industry accountable and sustainable, we first need to make it transparent. Transparency means companies know who makes their clothes – from who stitched them right through to who dyed the fabric and who farmed the cotton — and under what conditions. Crucially, it requires brands to share this information publicly. We believe transparency is the first step to transform the industry. And it starts with one simple question: Who made my clothes?”

    FASHION REVOLUTION
    www.fashionrevolution.org

    Upasana is a conscious fashion brand that has actively been part of the Fashion Revolution since its inception. Every year, we pick two of our employees and feature their stories. This year, we share with you the stories of Dinesh Dilba and Meena Ramu.

    DINESH DILBA

    Hailing from Nepalganj in Nepal, Dinesh came to Auroville looking for a new life. It was in 1999, that he came to Upasana as part of a Hand Flat Knitting team. Soon, with his leadership qualities, he was promoted to be the supervisor of the team. 19 years since, he is now the head of the Production team at Upasana, leading a team of 15 tailors and embroiderers.

    At Upasana, I feel like I belong to a family. The team is united under a common purpose, to change the fashion industry. We function well together, with all departments of the company. I have learnt lot of new values and principles since I joined Upasana. I love the freedom that I get here, to grow in my professional and personal life.

    MEENA RAMU

    Meena joined Upasana in 2002. She has worked in every department of Upasana, starting as a cutting helper, to pattern-making and sampling. During her pregnancy, she even worked as a receptionist and embroiderer. She is from Alankuppam, a village near Auroville. She, as well as Dinesh, is a part of the decision making team of Upasana – The Panchayat.

    My favorite part about Upasana is the people here. We are a big happy family here. We support each other and look out for each other. I also feel proud being a part of a company that uses natural and organic materials and promotes good values.

  • The Conscious Fashion Festival

    The Conscious Fashion Hub hosts its second event - The Conscious Fashion Festival, in collaboration with Upasana and shirting…. This 2-day event is dedicated to celebrating beauty beyond vanity, to promote clothing with a conscience, and to launch the Upasana edition of the shirting… project.

    shirting… is a sustainable clothing model that emerged in Slovenia four years ago. The project’s product base is a shirt that circulates among users - instead of ownership; project’s forefront is a sharing model and collaboration between designers and communities. This develops a sense of responsibility for the use of resources and reminds us about our social and environmental responsibilities. This project was founded by Elena Fajt who is a professor of fashion design at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    shirting… is not only about wearing a shirt. It is a process that creates an opportunity for a different type of community - a community that rethinks and revalues the accepted fashion norms and creates relationships outside of the logic of consumerism. shirting… has become an open community of designers, other creative people and users that are actively and spontaneously including wider society into the project. It is founded on cooperation, connection and responsibility, and it stands for quality and accessibility of design products
    Until today, nine editions have been launched. They include 58 unique shirts that were designed by Slovenian designers and London based designers. Shirts have been worn by more than 400 users in Slovenia and abroad: in Istanbul, Sofia, Prague, Amsterdam, Paris, Bali, Basel, Salzburg, Stockholm, Berlin, London, New York, Montreal, Nicaragua, Panama, India and many other places. Currently 4 of these shirts - designed by Slovenian designers Almira Sadar, Ana Jelinic, Mateja Krofl and Elena Fajt - are at Upasana, being worn by people associated with the design studio. Upasana has made 5 new shirts to add to this project, under the collaboration name ‘shirting ... by Upasana’. These five unique shirts are made from organic cotton with powerful local identity and will be available to wider community to wear - to shirt - to experience.

    The Conscious Fashion Hub and Upasana have collaborated with shirting… in an attempt to create a conscious fashion network of consumers - consumers who understand their responsibility to the society and the future of the planet. ‘shirting...by Upasana’ aims to change the way people perceive the fashion industry. The event will be held on the 17th and 18th of March, 2018 at Upasana Design Studio, Auroville. It will start at 4 pm on Saturday with Upasana market featuring conscious clothing and delicious food, followed by the ‘Barefoot on Earth’ fashion show at 7.30 pm. On Sunday, the market will resume at 2 pm, followed by the launch of ‘shirting...by Upasana’ at 4 pm. The event concludes at 6 pm on Sunday.

    The Conscious Fashion Hub is based on principles of ethical business, slow fashion, fashion revolution, fair-trade and community empowerment. It is a platform to open discussions and answer questions to tackle present day social issues such as farmer suicides in India, plastic pollution, fashion waste production, women empowerment and employment, craft empowerment and many more.

    For more details, check out Upasana’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/upasanaindia and the website for the shirting… project - www.shirting.si

  • ORGANIC FARMING A SHIFT IN THINKING

    The earth rewards us with the best of it, if we care for it. It has blessed us with a complete space to obtain resources for our needs, to treat them our way and decompose them without any hazardous effects. But we chose to treat it with threat causing pollution.

    Cotton being highly consumed fiber has to cope up with the demands and hence to increase productivity is treated with chemicals. Organic cotton farming, a way of obtaining cotton through natural treatments does not yield much produce as compared to conventional cotton and hence put aside by the textile industry.

    Organic cotton requires a little more input from the farmer’s side but is the safest and most feasible way of growing cotton. It causes zero ill effects to environment, human health and livelihood. The use of natural fertilizers and pest control methods makes the soil even more fertile, requires comparatively less water and non-hazardous to human health. The farmers are saved from getting into a debt trap and learn to raise income through natural and non-destructive ways

    Although India is the largest producer of organic cotton, its agriculture totally depends on its exports. With some organizations emerging as organic cotton brands, there are some International companies who chose to shift from organic to conventional cotton. They found conventional cotton less expensive and does not involve the issue of integrity. But this only a temporary stage of our satisfaction be it conventional cotton growing farmers, manufacturers or the cheap clothing consumers. We have intentionally kept ourselves blindfolded to the consequences that are affecting us and will majorly bother our coming generations.

  • Trashion

    Trashion is not just an art expression but a way of producing usefulness out of waste as a response to the prevailing environmental concerns.

    Isn’t it amazing if an art expression made out of trash is designed to be a utilitarian? Is it not viable to employ trash to create something presentable and practical making it a commercial commodity for further applications? Does it mean that it is void to sell art and design together?

    Fashion being the second largest polluter in the world generates huge amount of poison contaminating water and soil. Apart from this, the remaining major amount of pollution is the disregarded fabric cutouts and leftovers which we term as scraps. For a conscious or sustainable clothing brand that does not contribute in causing water and land pollution, fabric scraps can be one major backer creating trash if not taken into account. But how about the idea of incorporating trash into our usual business practices and introducing to the world something as useful as the garments not made out of trash? Does it become any less than art if we add utility to it? Or does it become any less than design just because it is made out of trash? Are we not allowed to sell a design with an art expression?

    In our mindset, is it possible for us to accept and give something a definition if it is better and promising than what actually exists?

    Our biggest concern is that plastic and inorganic fabric waste is non-biodegradable. The concept of upcycling has emerged to save the earth from contamination of waste. Trashion shows are one segment of upcycling in fashion industry that display garments made out of trash. Sometimes, leftover or cutouts of fabrics used to create a trashion garment make it fine enough that it qualifies to be worn by us just like other clothes. There is nothing wrong in creating garments as an art expression made out of waste but it is important to ensure that it solves the problem of waste management. If a design formed from waste goes into the dump after its purpose is done, it does not abide to the idea of what upcycle is. Upcycle is not just incorporation of waste into art but also into design and have some utility factor around it. Utility of an upcycled product adds to its life span and allows the product to remain into the circle of functionality as long as it can. This way, it replaces the need of production of materials that are non-biodegradable and keeps the already existing ones into usage such that it fulfills the need. As long as waste is utilized for further incorporation into products and has a functional value, there is nothing wrong in making it as a commercial commodity.

  • Transparency - Building trust and credibility

    After all the extensively destructive effects of the fashion industry on the environment and humankind, we are proceeding towards ways which can be more ethical to the environment and humans. People have started observing and have become aware of the ethical values coded with the brands. Consumers being more conscious about their choices make sure what kind of brands are they supporting while buying their products. In addition, from the company’s point of view, maintaining a certain amount of transparency with their consumers is necessary to gain trust and build good producer-consumer relationships. But it’s not always easy to exercise transparency with consumers. One should be aware of the activities and processes followed inside the organisation. Disclosure of internal practices to the clients is the second level of transparency.

    Upasana, an Auroville unit tries to exercise transparency and be true to its consumers even knowing that it is still going through the process to achieve maximum sustainability in its business. Uma, the founder of Upasana shares her views about transparency in processes internally and towards the consumers and how Upasana had evolved from being tagged as an NGO to a design label.

    Transparency in Business Ethics

    1. What is transparency in business?

    Uma - Transparency in business allows people to know about business activities and processes which builds trust and credibility. It is equally important in all the sectors be it government, corporate, service or educational. Transparency in fashion is vital because it involves many hidden unfair activities. In Upasana, we always knew who made our clothes, how are the activities carried out and where do we buy our raw materials from. It was easy for us to examine the processes for one reason that we are a small company. In a bigger organisation, keeping first-hand information gets complicated. But is internal transparency enough for us to prove that we are trying to be ethical in our ways?

    Transparency in business is different from transparency in processes. Transparency also means that our clients know about our business and its internal operations. It is not just about the access to information inside the organisation but also the consumers’ awareness of it. There is exploitation happening around and I want to have a transparency around it. “What the industry does to the society as a whole and what it does to humanity and our planet is our concern.”

    Upasana’s take on Transparency

    2. How did Upasana make a shift from its identity as a NGO to a brand and then making a move towards being a conscious fashion hub?

    Uma - Upasana has always been a design company. It was made into an NGO in people’s mind due to our deep interest in social sector and our service to grass root community. We had to fight it out and reimage the identity. We have used our design and creativity to serve but I would surely not prefer wearing the crown of an NGO. I had to remould our communication to position Upasana as a design company. We see design as a creative space to bring change. Crisis and breakdowns are not frightening but empowering.

    Currently, Upasana is building a space of conscious fashion that aligns all our activities in the centre of grass root communities including farming, weaving, dyeing, printing, etc. Upasana will turn into a hub of conscious business and fashion and inspire other design companies to take social responsibility. “We want to create communication around the idea that fashion can be beautiful, inspiring and fair at the same time.”

    3. Did transparency act as a key element in this evolution? How important is it to exercise transparency towards consumers?

    Uma - Transparency for me means turning invisible into visible. The fashion industry has dark sides for which we need to raise significant visibility. In general, we are aware and accept that fashion is the second largest pollutant on this planet. If this concern is made clear and transparent enough for the clients, they can make choices for a better world. “In Upasana, it is more important to keep a sense of integrity and holistic approach in our decision making as an organisation. Transparency serves as a part of it and not a destination.”

    4. How does Upasana manage to track the activities happening in its supply chain and practice transparency?

    Uma - As I discussed earlier, it is easier for a small company to exercise information. Big companies require more political efforts and administration processes to collect their precise data. It is possible to keep a check at all levels but small scale provides you the privilege to look into everything directly. This made it easier for Upasana. This has added to Upasana’s key strengths that we are able to keep a track on all the internal operations and implement improvisations wherever necessary.

  • A call for action - “The Conscious Fashion Hub”

    The sustainable fashion brand Upasana stands for “design for change” with a socially responsible approach that goes beyond the product. It stands for the farmers, the weavers, the dyers and the whole production chain, with the mission to bring out India’s identity through textiles. Fashion Designer and founder of Upasana, Uma Prajapati set her principles on ethics and integrity. Over the last 20 years, Upasana has started many projects to support various local communities and to raise awareness for different social issues circling around fashion. In 2017 Upasana launched a new project “The Conscious Fashion Hub”. “Looking at our journey with all the social projects and actions and processes, we’ve realized it’s time to share that, to give a collective space to share and exchange. And since there was none we’ve decided to create one,” explains Uma Prajapati.

    “The Conscious Fashion Hub” is a platform to share knowledge and start discussions about social issues such as farmer suicides in India, plastic pollution, fashion waste production, women empowerment and employment, craft empowerment and many more. The platform is initiated by Upasana and is based on principles of ethical business, slow fashion, fashion revolution, fair-trade and community empowerment. Karthik Subramanian is part of the communications team of Upasana and explains the intention of the project as the next step for the brand following its actions and ideologies. He says “the idea is to be louder, to make noise and to make people curious about the noise through sharing knowledge and information about an issue they interact with everyday in their life.” The project aims to bring together textile and fashion enthusiasts, students, artists, designers, social workers, farmers, businessmen, environmentalists and everyone with an interest in the country’s future to discuss, brainstorm and practice sustainability in fashion towards more consciousness. The first event was “The Desi cotton workshop” that took place in June 2017. Speakers and workshops gave the audience the chance to gain knowledge about the history of cotton in India, the lives of the people working with cotton, the dramatic consequences of a non-conscious interaction with our garments. The workshop allowed for a space to ponder, learn and encourage the participants to get involved in the processes of upcycling, natural dyeing and conscious styling.

    The first event was dedicated to the topic of cotton because farmer suicides in India is the most sensitive issue. It is connected with one of the greatest resources in South India that lost its relation with the tradition and heritage of the country because of exploitation of people and the environment.

    Priyadarshini Ravichandran, the photographer for Upasana was very touched by the Desi cotton workshop; “People need to know that there is a history behind textiles especially in India where it’s so closely connected to every region. It’s intertwined with the geography of the region, the arts, the aesthetics – we need to respect the history and art of this beautiful medium called fashion.”

    Uma Prajapati’s entry point of conscious fashion is the farmer’s community since day one, to make a change for the people who contribute the base for almost every garment we are wearing. “Conscious fashion is about the story of what you wear and about the garment itself,” explains head of communications Madhumita Chandra. So we need to start to value the whole supply chain and the work and effort of every single person involved in order to understand the long way from the seed to the garment. Conscious fashion means responsible fashion and the understanding that every action has a reaction and each one of us can choose who and what we support with every single purchase. In order to start a conscious way of thinking towards fashion, people need to gain knowledge, people need to ask questions and people need to make the effort of getting involved.

    “The Conscious Fashion Hub” is the platform for exchange and reforming perspectives towards a more conscious approach to fashion and it’s real price and value giving the people who plant the seeds, who weave and dye the fabric, who cut, stitch, sew and embroider the textiles a space to tell their stories and be heard. “The platform is a space of collaboration to endorse and acknowledge each other”, states Upasana’s founder Uma Prajapati. We all are involved in fashion in our daily life contributing and supporting consciously or non-consciously – exploitation, unethical treatment, overuse and waste of resources and overall violation of human rights because of a lack of knowledge and awareness. But this excuse of not knowing is not acceptable. Consciousness means making an effort that can result in a change in the bigger picture trying to make the world a better place. And in order to achieve this goal, we need to start a movement of conscious fashion that leads into a conscious lifestyle. Upasana and “The Conscious Fashion Hub” will continue to raise awareness for the issues to help people reconnect with their garments and India’s heritage and tradition with textiles. We need an ethical, sustainable and conscious way with a socially responsible interaction with the whole fashion community.

  • Upcycling is the birthplace of discarded

    Have we ever thought where do the discarded products go post their use? The entire population on the planet generates waste. Have we discovered a second room in the universe to dump them? Definitely the leftover cannot disappear into space. Something needs to be done with it.

    Major environmental concerns have already triggered conscious consumers and producers to act responsibly. With upcycling as a growing trend and opportunity, the discarded and leftover is no more regarded as waste. Managing waste has become as crucial as design intervention in product development. Upasana was initiated with the idea of fostering ethical clothes and has been working on waste management since beginning. At the time of least awareness about ethical fashion and waste management in India, Upasana emerged out preaching it as their business pivot. It has been a leading footmark for many. Uma, the founder of Upasana, talks about the position of upcycling trends in India and reveals the upcycling activities Upasana is exposed presently.

    1. How do you look at upcycling when it is compared with recycling?
    Uma – Recycling picks materials which are already used and tries to give them a second life. It can either be a downgraded version or an upgraded version of the original kind. But upcycling is a further step into value addition. It entails a lot of design input, processing intervention and finishing. Young designers have developed a creative taste towards it and are taking it as a profound subject. There are many designers working on upcycling not just in fashion but also across other domains of expression.


    The velocity of Upcycling

    2. What is the present state of upcycling trends in India?
    Uma – I witness it picking up well and many organisations are welcoming it as their business discipline. Traditionally, the NGO and craft sector have lifted it up skillfully. Upcycling has now induced design and social concern into it. Organisations and people are expressing their social concern on waste management, recycling and upcycling through art installations in exhibitions. There are design inventions taking place to convert absolute trash like plastic into something usable. In India, the future of upcycling seems to be quite progressive and promising.

    3. How is Upasana working on upcycling?
    Uma – Upasana has been working on managing waste since almost fifteen years for now. We have always thought of existing as a zero waste company. We do not use plastic in our general packaging processes. Our packaging designed for shipments use least of non sustainable packaging material. We have a whole line of products built on upcycling created from leftover textiles. The noted project of Tsunamika uses up tiny bits and pieces of cloth produce millions of dolls.


    “I feel proud being a part of Upasana that as an organisation our intervention in managing waste has been creative and very promising. This has instigated an integral business sense.”


    4. Do you see any barriers restricting the successful amalgamation of upcycling schemes into mainstream fashion retail businesses?
    Uma – Yes, I see there are some barriers. Upcycling is sometimes recognised only as an art expression. Therefore, a lot time user experience is not taken into account while designing products. At Upasana, we have crossed this barrier. Including practicality and utility, we take all the technical details of our product into account. Everything from composition to post-use is ensured to be environment friendly.

  • Desi Cotton Workshop at Upasana, Auroville

    A discussion and workshop about the local cotton in India

    Upasana – The Conscious Fashion Hub hosts the first event of the year – Desi Cotton Workshop. The Conscious Fashion Hub is based on principles of ethical business, slow fashion, fashion revolution, fair-trade and community empowerment. It is a platform to open discussions and answer questions to tackle present day social issues such as farmer suicides in India, plastic pollution, fashion waste production, women empowerment and employment, craft empowerment and many more.

    We have recognised that one of the most crucial social problems we face in India is the replacement of local organically grown cotton with BT cotton. Genetically modified organism (GMO) variety of cotton was introduced in India a long time ago and has taken over the country’s cotton industry since then. India is now the second largest country in the world cultivating Bt cotton. Investing in these expensive hybrid cotton seeds have led to farmer bankruptcy across the country, which leads to alarmingly increasing farmer suicide rates. Since 1995, the total number of farmer suicides in the country has crossed the 3,00,000 mark in 2014. Annual suicide rates in rain-fed areas are directly related to increase in Bt cotton adoption.


     

    The Desi Cotton Workshop at Upasana is an initiative to discuss and inspire the community, and spread awareness about the local cotton farming practices. This workshop is born from the concern of what the fashion industry is capable of, and what it has fallen into instead. Glamour and vanity has taken over the industry, diverting us from what is important – the well being of our society. The fashion industry is now involved in many unethical practices such as child labour and manpower exploitation. The fashion industry is also the second largest polluting industry in the world. Upasana wants to help change the direction of this industry, where we head towards responsibility and consciousness instead.

    To celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, Upasana launches the Conscious Fashion Hub, where people come together to practice and discuss sustainability in fashion, thereby changing the impact of the fashion industry into a positive one. We bring together textile and fashion enthusiasts, students, artists, designers, social workers, farmers, businessmen, environmentalists and everyone with interest in the country’s future to discuss, brainstorm and participate in this hands-on workshop including natural dyeing, conscious styling and upcycling. Eminent people from the field have also been invited to inspire participants with their path-breaking journeys. The workshop will be held at Upasana Design Studio in Auroville, on the 24th and 25th June 2017.

    Register for the workshop here

  • FASHION REVOLUTION 2017

    Standing up for fair fashion

    Last week was Fashion Revolution Week (22nd – 30th April) and Upasana actively participated in this global annual movement.

    Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit global movement that campaigns for systemic reform of the fashion industry with a focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. Fast fashion is exploitative and environmentally damaging, hence needs a revolutionary change. Fashion Revolution is about standing strong and saying that we don’t want our clothes to come at the cost of people or our planet.

    Fashion Revolution Week is a #whomademyclothes campaign in April, which happens at the time of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on 24th April 2013.
    Millions of people ask brands ‘Who made my clothes’ and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

    Upasana, being a conscious fashion brand, stands with Fashion Revolution and campaigns for people to adopt ethical practices and eco-friendly concepts. We are open and transparent about our processes and people. Here are two key people, who are involved in making your Upasana clothes at different levels. They talk about how conscious fashion has changed their lives, and what it means to them. Their journey in Upasana has been an inspiration to all!


    Amudha –

    “Working at Upasana changed me in many ways. Being a part of a conscious fashion company has made me sensitive to the condition of the farmers and weavers in our country. I feel honoured to be working in a company that protects craft practices and the people too. I feel extremely happy at the end of the day, having worked with women in the villages and coordinating with weavers. It gives me a deep sense of satisfaction”.

    Amudha has been working in Upasana for the past 8 years. She joined Upasana as an assistant at the Production Room, and from there she has risen swiftly to inspire many around her. She learnt to use a computer at Upasana, and now she handles internal accounts, the Upasana retail outlet and is also the coordinator for our Tsunamika and Smallsteps projects. She is part of the Upasana panchayat team as well.


    Alli –

    “Before I joined Upasana, I did not know about organic cotton and natural dyes. I did not understand how wearing these natural fabrics can also be better for my health and the environment. Now, I completely understand these things and also tell my friends and family to switch to eco-friendly clothing. I am very happy to be working in a place that helps people and nature. Now since I have started working on the Upcycling project, I have also started to understand the importance of waste management. Everything I do at Upasana makes me happy and proud about my job.”

    Alli joined Upasana 5 years ago, as a tailor in the Production Room. She is now the head of sampling department, and coordinates Upasana’s Upcycle project. She is also a part of Upasana’s desicion making body – the panchayat.

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