Chindi weaving is one of the most sustainable art forms we work with. The origins of chindi weaving come from a humble place. Historically, women began upcycling old cotton clothing, creating useful items for their homes to save money and resources. Cotton scraps and sustainable jute fibers are woven together and sewn to create everything from rugs and baskets, to trivets. These materials get to live a second life as beautiful, colorful home additions.
We partner with a small group of 12 women artisans located in the state of Rajasthan in Northwest India. They live in a rural area in a small village that is well connected to markets, allowing them to easily transport products. Through their craft, they are now gaining independence and participating in training aimed at polishing their skills.