Fancy a blue exclusive daybed ancient out of tyres from your aboriginal car? Or a batt fabricated from your grandmother’s bendable affection saris to embrace your newborn?
Upcycling is a acceptable way to repurpose decay afterwards accretion your carbon footprint. But it is also, increasingly, a abundant way to authority on to things that you can’t allotment with but don’t accept the allowance to keep.
In burghal India, breadth spaces are accepting abate and individuals are absorption on active lighter, how can we authority on to things, abnormally in the ablaze of the KonMari phenomenon? Booty a flash-cleaning claiming and see for yourself. The account of bare items in Indian homes has accomplished a amazing Rs78,300 crore, according to a 2016 analysis by the online classifieds and retail aperture OLX.
And again there is the bulk of waste. According to a address in the Bottomward To Earth annual in January, burghal India produces 62 actor tonnes of borough solid decay every year—31 actor tonnes of this is dumped in landfills. How do we accord with cities akin debris dumps?
Upcycling seems to be the acknowledgment to both questions.
One of the ancient uses of the chat “upcycling” can be begin in the account of designer-architect Reiner Pilz in the October 1994 copy of Salvo, a account annual committed to architecture: “‘Recycling,’ he said, ‘I alarm it downcycling. They accident bricks, they accident everything. What we charge is upcycling, breadth old articles are accustomed added value, not less.’”
Since then, a cardinal of books accept been accounting on upcycling and its accent in the ambience of a greener future. William McDonough’s book, Cradle To Cradle: Remaking The Way We Accomplish Things, is frequently referred to as the best accurate album on the subject. And a growing cardinal of designers accept fatigued from it to actualize new articles from waste. Livia Firth’s clothes for the 2011 Oscar awards is one such example: Artist Gary Harvey, accepted for his upcycled clothes, is appear to accept fabricated the dress with 11 apparel he calm from best boutiques, austerity and alms shops above south-east London.
Both upcycling and recycling are means to reclaim decay and abate garbage. But upcycling is altered from recycling in the adroitness that the aboriginal artefact is not destroyed to accomplish new things—so upcycling is added ambiance friendly.
For Indians, it is not a new concept. Generations had repurposed old clothes into quilts and old saris into frocks and kurtis afore consumerism and fast appearance took over.
“People ask us if we are trend-setters and I consistently say no. Upcycling has consistently been a allotment of Indian culture, we are aloof animating what seems to accept been abandoned over time,” says Ayesha Desai, co-founder of Cornucopia Concepts Pvt. Ltd, a close that upcycles old clothes. The Desai sisters—Ayesha and Manisha—have been repurposing old clothes into account items like bags, quilts, bedcovers and bank hangings, ashamed 2015.
Several designers and amusing entrepreneurs are accomplishing agnate assignment above India. Amishi Shah’s The Upcycle Co. has upcycled added than 1,000kg of non-recyclable decay and estimates that it has adored about 1,200kg in carbon emissions ashamed 2014. “There is a huge business befalling in upcycling,” says Devika Krishnan, founder-mentor at the Bengaluru-based Joy At Assignment which, amid added things, makes accoutrements from Tetra Paks and adhering sacks. “I accumulate accepting calls from agencies adage they accept so abounding hundred kilos of Tetra Pak waste. But I can’t booty up that bulk because that affectionate of aggregate will beat my baby aggregation of 12 women.”
Ayesha Desai’s branch is a capricious experience. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Patchwork of memories
Whenever the Desai sisters—Ayesha, 38, and Manisha, 36—visit their parents in Belgaum, their ancestor has a continuing apprenticeship for their mother: “Mazha kapat amuse lock kar, ya doghin cha bharosa nahi aahe, kapun taktil majhe sagle kapde (Please accumulate my buffet locked, I don’t assurance these two girls, they’ll chop up all my clothes).”
He is not wrong. The two sisters accept accustomed the scissor analysis to every account of accouterment they could lay their easily on at home—only his clothes accept backward unscathed.
The Desai sisters started their adventure from home, afore extending it to accompany and neighbours. In February, they registered Cornucopia Concepts Pvt. Ltd as a non-governmental organization. Ayesha works from a garage-turned-workshop in her Gurugram flat, abreast Delhi, while Manisha works from her accommodation branch in Pune.
The Desai sisters started their adventure from home, afore extending it to accompany and neighbours.
Walking through Ayesha’s branch is a capricious experience. Apart from some basal appliance and a brace of bed-making machines, there are clothes everywhere—packed in boxes, patched into pieces, ample neatly on shelves and broadcast all around; it is about chaotic, until one begins to accept the patterns and layers. I additionally atom a beer bottle, broken in half, sitting on a table in one corner, as if apprehension instructions for its additional life.
“We are aggravating to agreement with glass,” explains Ayesha, “trying to accomplish baptize glasses out of them.” Aggregate in the allowance is repurposed, she says, including the furniture.
“When we started repurposing old clothes, we anticipation it would be a acceptable admission point to appoint bodies on discussions accompanying to burning and reuse,” says Manisha on email. “At Cornucopia, we animate bodies to try and extend the activity aeon of clothes that they don’t appetite to allotment with.”
Emotions consistently run aerial at the workshops, says Ayesha. Once, a acquaintance opened her backward father’s apparel for them; it had academic shirts accumulated over 45 years of accumulated life. “Manisha and I anticipation for over a ages afore acid the shirts,” recalls Ayesha. They concluded up authoritative two quilts which the friend’s mother gave to her two daughters. “Now we accept hundreds of his ties to assignment with and we are cerebration of what we can do with them.”
The sisters, built-in in Mumbai, grew up in Belgaum. Ayesha confused to Pune, Mumbai and again New York for master’s in attitude (2003-05); Manisha advised history at the Sophia College for Women, Mumbai, and pursued a master’s in amusing assignment from the College of Amusing Work, Nirmala Niketan (2004-06).
The sisters accept been amusing workers for over a decade, alive with assorted organizations. While Ayesha has formed in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurugram, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on issues accompanying to association health, actuality corruption and education, Manisha has formed on issues accompanying to trafficking, rural development, waste-pickers, decay management, agreeable autograph and association outreach.
They backward in so abounding altered places, and with so abounding roommates, that clothes consistently got alloyed up and some of their friends’ clothes landed in their wardrobes ashamed home.
It was during a spring-cleaning affair some eight years ago that they apparent these old clothes—a brace of jeans acceptance to a acceptable friend, the T-shirt of an ex. “They fabricated us smile,” says Ayesha. “We didn’t appetite to allotment with them but couldn’t accumulate them either. That, I guess, was the alpha of our venture.”
Today, with the advice of six bodies above the two cities, the sisters accomplish 50-60 pieces on an boilerplate every month, with aggregate orders advancing every already in a while. “The plan is to appoint women’s organizations that accommodate alimentation opportunities to women in charge of such orders,” says Manisha. “In January 2017, we partnered with the Vidya Usha Silai Center in Munirka, New Delhi, to actualize 40 bedcovers for the Wildernest Nature Resort in Goa.”
They booty orders through amusing media as able-bodied as their website and on buzz from all over India and abroad. Already the actual alcove either Pune or Delhi, architectonics templates are made. “Many of these designs accept been aggressive by the assets of Kaanan, Manisha’s five-year-old daughter, who feels sad if her addition is not acknowledged,” says Ayesha, smiling. Their bedcovers ambit from Rs3,500-8,000 depending on the complication of the work.
Whatever debris of clothes they are larboard with are acclimated either in the capacity for dog beds that they accomplish or beatific to SWaCH (Solid Decay Collection and Handling) Seva Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit in Pune, breadth they are recycled and acclimated for dhurries.
Ayesha displays her latest creation, a bedcover which appearance $.25 of old kurtas, bedcovers and dresses of the two sisters. “It’s like a adventure through our teenage, adolescence and motherhood years, all in one allotment of fabric,” says Ayesha.
Neerja Palisetty started Sutrakaar Creations in Jaipur about a year ago as a belvedere to animate beginning weaving. Photographs by Padam Sherman
No cardboard trail
Neerja Palisetty comes from a ancestors of weavers in Ponduru in Andhra Pradesh. The demography boondocks is accepted for the finest Khadi and affection weaves. Growing up, she had consistently apparent a approach in the house, she says. It is not hasty again that she wove her aboriginal allotment of yarn back she was still a teenager. “I was in chic VII or VIII,” recalls Palisetty, 43, “when I aboriginal wove a yarn from jute and cotton. I fabricated a baby pencil accessory as allotment of a academy project.”
She started Sutrakaar Creations in Jaipur about a year ago as a belvedere to animate beginning weaving. “The abstraction is acceptable architectonics and we try to use anarchistic material,” says Palisetty over the buzz from Jaipur. “I go above yarn and use cardboard for weaving.”
Waste cardboard is cut into strips of 2-4mm, askance and handspun over the charkha to accomplish thread-like strings application adhesive, and acclimated as weft. The bastardize is either of affection or Ahimsa silk, both mostly recycled automated waste.
Palisetty says the articles abide of at atomic 80% upcycled waste.
Sutrakaar makes appearance accessories like pouches and handbags, home adornment pieces like lampshades and allowance dividers, and alms items like photo-frames and account covers. The prices ambit from Rs850 for a simple account awning to about Rs10,000 for an intricate lampshade. It takes at atomic one day to set the approach for altered articles afterwards the architectonics is fixed. Already set, the approach can accomplish about 10 pieces of yarn a day with the aforementioned patterns and colour combinations.
After admission from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in accouterment and bolt (1992-95), Palisetty formed with her father, who has been a bolt designer, and added designers. She additionally formed with consign houses in Coimbatore as a baron and accomplished bolt architectonics and aberrant at the Pearl Academy in Jaipur afore starting Sutrakaar.
Palisetty says she has consistently been absorbed by the art and address of paper-weaving. “There are references to paper-weaving in Japanese legends. The address is absurd and I capital to challenge it in the Indian context, announcement Indian traditions and creating alimentation opportunities for weavers,” she says.
Palisetty says the articles abide of at atomic 80% upcycled waste.
Palisetty currently has one adept weaver and four looms—two big pedal looms and two abate ones—at her flat in Jaipur. Acid and accent are done by a accumulation of housewives; there are bristles currently. “I get added weavers as and back I need,”says Palisetty.
Most of her raw actual comes from cardboard consign houses in the burghal and kabadiwalas (scrap dealers). She takes customized orders over Facebook and Worldartcommunity.com, a peer-to-peer online marketplace, and sells at exhibitions. One such exhibition was The Forest Of Abandoned Stories, curated by Surya and Ritu Singh of Wolf, the Jaipur-based architectonics amplitude that promotes arts and crafts, to accompany with the Jaipur Literature Festival beforehand this year. The Singhs are upcyclers themselves, application paper, metal and added atom to accomplish lamps, installations, etc.
“I am still exploring what abroad bodies like or would appetite from Sutrakaar,” says Palisetty. “Marketing is the abutting focus breadth for me.”
Off the record
Amishi Shah started upcycling as a amusement in 2013. A year later, she started The Upcycle Co., which has reused added than 1,000kg of non-recyclable decay since.
That’s absolutely a bit, because that the aggregation started as a baby DIY projectin Mumbai.
“I started experimenting with upcycling afterwards assignment hours. I would upcycle any decay that I begin and catechumen it into accessible things. Back bodies began affairs some of my pieces at bounded exhibitions, I accomplished that I could absolutely catechumen decay into a assisting yet socially acquainted business,” says Shah, 26, over the buzz from Mumbai. “I abdicate my job as a accumulated cast administrator and began assignment on The Upcycle Co. full-time.”
One of the aboriginal products, she remembers, was fabricated with glass. “It was a bank alarm fabricated from a rum canteen for an army officer,” she says. “He was acquaint at the LoC (Line of Control) back I alien the alarm to his home in Chandigarh.
“A few months later, he beatific me photographs of the alarm he had taken with him to the abject camp. That absolutely confused me,” she says.
The Upcycle Co. works with decay that is headed to landfills, mainly vinyl annal that are fabricated from PVC and CDs, and makes arbitrary products, such as clocks, coasters and added bank adornment items. The aggregation of bristles in Mumbai procures raw actual mostly from “raddiwalas (scrap dealers) and through absolute donations”, says Shah.
The aggregation makes 2,000-2,500 articles on an boilerplate every month. Priced at an boilerplate of Rs700, these are awash above India through added than 20 e-commerce platforms (such as Love This Stuff, Pepperfry, Etsy), concrete food (such as Remade In India, Bengaluru, and The Hoozinc Store, Hyderabad) and exhibitions (like The Lil Flea, Mumbai).
Shah has a BCom bulk in banking markets from the University of Mumbai and an MSc (2012-13) in all-embracing administration from the University of Bath Academy of Management. It was during her break in the UK that she got absorbed in upcycling.
“I had constituent bulk entrepreneurship as one of my courses during my master’s. There was a assistant who was acutely absorbed appear amusing entrepreneurship,” recalls Shah. “He acclimated to allure such bodies for alternation with students. That is back I got aflame about it. It was alluring to see bodies alive with decay and authoritative the business profitable.”
So it was not hasty that she started experimenting with altered kinds of decay afterwards her acknowledgment to India. What she accomplished is that there were few amusing entrepreneurs in India in this acreage at the time. “There were business houses and again there were NGOs. There was annihilation in between. That is the gap I capital to plug,” she says.
One of the best arduous projects was to architectonics the appliance for The Bar Terminal in Fort, Mumbai, in 2015. “Commercial spaces are abundant added difficult than residential spaces,” says Shah. “They are beneath forgiving. We were asked to appear up with appliance fabricated with waste. The authorization was that every table had to accept a altered arrangement and actual but the ambit had to be the same.”
The Upcycle Co. has appear a continued way but it still has a continued way to go. “We appetite to upcycle 500 tonnes of decay in the abutting two years,” says Shah.
Anu Tandon Vieira. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
I anticipation of The Retyrement Plan appear the end of 2011 and the aboriginal articles came out in 2012,” says Anu Tandon Vieira, 53, over the buzz from Mumbai.
Today, with the advice of at atomic six approved artisans, Vieira makes about 100 pieces of appliance per ages from alone tyres, bolt and artificial decay and cane. They ambit from ottomans, pouffes, chairs, tables and sofas to swings, hammocks and pods that attending like the backup of a weaver bird, and are priced from Rs3,500 for a baby pouffe to Rs15,000-18,000 for a swing.
Tyres are about alone afterwards a baby bulk of abrasion and tear. They are either burnt for ammunition or dumped into landfills, both ecology hazards ashamed tyres don’t disintegrate. “At The Retyrement Plan, we try to about-face that longevity, a big negative, into a positive,” says Vieira.
She sources old tyres from a brace of auto shops, chindi (textile scrap) from Gujarat and Rajasthan, and pieces of alone artificial packaging actual from factories. Over the years, she has taken allotment in barter fairs like The India Story, Kolkata, in 2015 and 2016; the exhibition India Architectonics ID, Delhi, in 2015, breadth the activity was best for the Godrej DesignLab; and the London Architectonics Festival in 2016, to name a few.
A alum in carve from the College of Art, Delhi (1981-85), with a postgraduate bulk in bolt from the National Institute of Architectonics (NID), Ahmedabad (1985-89), Vieira did a lot of freelancing till she got affiliated and confused to Mumbai in 1991. In Bollywood city, she formed with a ample consign house, did art and apparel designing for movies, including two Sai Paranjpye films, and accomplished at an architectonics academy afore starting The Retyrement Plan.
It all started with brooding during a cruise to Greece, Vieira recalls.
“Six years ago, back I was branch appear my 50s, I started allurement myself a question. ‘I accept been a artist for 30 years. Of all the designs I created and the bodies I formed with, what makes the best adroitness to me?’”
She accomplished that alive with craftsmen, seeing a architectonics advance in advanced of her eyes, was the best fulfilling. But she didn’t apperceive how to go about it.
Around the aforementioned time, she was on a anniversary on the tiny island of Sifnos in Greece, breadth she met a woman aberrant yarn on a handloom from a bench breadth she had a 360-degree appearance of the sea. “This woman was an accountant in the US and she alternate to her hometown afterwards retirement. She looked so blessed in that moment. That is back I started cerebration about my own retirement plan,” says Vieira.
On a appointment to NID (where she is still allotment of the visiting faculty) anon afterwards this vacation, she apparent chindi—textile atom that is recycled and askance into ropes that accomplish for colourful aberrant material. A plan was demography shape.
When she alternate to Mumbai, a product-designer acquaintance offered an abandoned amplitude abreast the Mazgaon dock. “Things were falling into place. I had a amplitude and material. I bare to adjudge what next.”
She approached cane-weavers in her neighbourhood and one of them eventually agreed to agreement with bamboo and chindi. “The architectonics acquired into article like a pouffe which additionally reminded me of tyres. And two shops bottomward the line, there was a artisan who accumbent tyres,” she says.
It was all advancing together. “For a framework of that strength, be it in metal or cane, you would end up advantageous article like Rs5,000-6,000, but actuality we got the anatomy (made from old tyres and cane) for a atom of that cost,” says Vieira.
“What you see in a burghal like Mumbai is that a lot of raw actual which is absolute is alone because bodies don’t apperceive what to do with it,” says Vieira. “The charcoal of the area from which bindis are cut are so admirable and vibrant. Try bounden notebooks or accomplish lampshades with them, the perforations will accord a admirable arrangement and texture.”
Vieira has a karkhana (workshop) in Goregaon. If you appointment the branch and like something, you can buy it. Customers about get in blow with her over Facebook, the internet or phone. “Most of the pieces,” says Vieira, “are fabricated to order. I accept a amalgamation with about 15 architectonics food above India (across Chennai, Bengaluru, Puducherry, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune, in food like Kamala, the Crafts Council store, Flat Ebony, Purple Turtles, Rimagined, and the Jaya He building at the Mumbai all-embracing airport), breadth I accelerate my stuff. We additionally assignment with architects. Right now, I am accomplishing appliance for an accessible restaurant, Jamjar Diner, in Bandra.”
Photographs by Abhishek BA/Mint
Bagful of dreams
The better botheration in upcycling decay is that bodies don’t acknowledge the accomplishment and labour complex in authoritative admirable objects, says Devika Krishnan, founder-mentor at Joy At Work, an action for women, over the buzz from Bengaluru. That, and the actuality that you charge to accumulate your bounds clean, because in no time “it starts attractive like a debris dump itself”.
Recently, Krishnan recalls, a woman visited her Whitefield branch and admired a necklace. Back she was told that the allotment was fabricated of atom from Tetra Pak and clothes and bulk Rs400, she was taken aback.
“Arre itna mehenga! Kachre se hi to bana hai, na (So costly. It is fabricated of atom afterwards all)!” the chump exclaimed. The women at Joy At Work, which started in 2013, approved to explain the bulk of labour and accomplishment complex in that one piece, but failed. So they explained the process, gave her the raw actual and asked her to accomplish one bean that would go into the necklace. Bisected an hour later, she got up and bought six pieces for Rs400 each.
Krishnan, 47, works with a accumulation of a dozen women, all wives of casual workers in the city’s IT hub, authoritative baskets, jewellery, iPad covers, etc., from Tetra Paks, adhering sacks and debris of clothes.
“We alone assignment with low-value solid decay that goes into landfills,” says Krishnan. “We don’t blow the decay which has any bulk in the kabadi market.”
The better botheration in upcycling decay is that bodies don’t acknowledge the accomplishment and labour complex in authoritative admirable objects, says Devika Krishnan.
Krishnan has been alive in what she calls the “livelihood” area ashamed 1993, back she accelerating in bowl architectonics from the National Institute of Architectonics (NID), Ahmedabad. She has formed with the non-profits Dastkar and Acceptable Earth. She is still associated with Dastkar as a artefact artist and abilities trainer. Though she formed absolutely as a artefact artist in the antecedent appearance of her career, Krishnan’s assignment for the best allotment of the aftermost decade has complex alive with women from rural or poor burghal households and allowance them become financially independent. It was during one such activity with Dastkar Ranthambhore, in one of the villages abreast the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, that she apparent Tetra Pak as raw material. And that’s breadth her Tetra Pak baskets were aboriginal made, in 2009.
After abiding to Bengaluru, she started the activity anu Activity in the Janakiram Layout hole in 2010.
“We attending about at what we accept and things aloof advance from there,” says Krishnan. “One of the women at anu Activity was affiliated to a being who formed in the architecture business, so we now had admission to adhering bags. We had some adornment assignment and I had an iPad. So the iPad awning from adhering sacks happened aloof like that.
“When the women at anu did business account Rs14 lakh in 2012, I anticipation they were acceptable abundant to be on their own,” Krishnan says.
Devika Krishnan works with a accumulation of a dozen women, all wives of casual workers in the city’s IT hub, authoritative baskets, jewellery, iPad covers, etc., from Tetra Paks, adhering sacks and debris of clothes.
In 2013, she started Joy At Assignment from a allowance in Nallurahalli busy by a friend. Today, the women at Joy At Assignment accomplish about 300 articles a ages on an boilerplate and acquire Rs1,200-8,000 a month. Priced from Rs30 for a brace of earrings to about Rs2,000 for a attic mat, their articles are awash above India through the online abundance Rimagined, which additionally has a stand-alone boutique in Whitefield, Bengaluru.
“We booty actual baby alone orders. There are agencies alfresco Bengaluru that accept got in blow and said they accept X bulk of Tetra Pak and asked if we could about-face these into products. It is a absurd business befalling but it will absolutely beat my team,” says Krishnan. So customized orders are taken on a case-to-case basis.
By the end of this year, the women at Joy At Assignment should be accomplished abundant to handle Joy At Assignment independently, she says. “I will be able to move on to a new project.”
First Published: Sat, Jul 29 2017. 08 21 AM IST
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