Category Archives: Re-use

New fabric from scraps

Any project involving cloth – whether it be to upholster chairs or make garments or bags – will result in a whole pile comprising of bits and pieces of left over fabric. In the past I have used them to make little charms for the bags I make or even as little tassles for the […]

Sadhu(s) on a plate!

You all know me and re-cycling/ up- cycling! If there is still life left in it – you know I will figure out use for it 🙂 A few years ago (in 2013) I had papered some old melamine plates with pages from my son’s old notebook and then I painted over them. There were […]

Funk With No Junk – On LBB – Sep 2018

Thank you Anushka for taking the time to speak to me about my work. Happy to have been featured in in the Little Black Book – Kolkata edition on 24th sep 2018.  

Does the world need another bag?

I am a big believer of re-use, re-do, up-cycle and all those other ‘buzz words’. But I have always wondered about the ‘actual cost’ – human and energy cost – of upcycling/ redoing reuse etc. What is the kind of energy we expend in giving something a new avatar? When is it better to just […]

Re-used Packaging

Sometimes I get asked why I don’t ‘invest’ in ‘branded’ packaging. Why, when I ship out items I choose to use older packaging from purchases made by family and friends. Apparently, as a successful ‘brand’ I should spend more on the packaging. That the customer experience is led by good packaging like ‘un-wrapping a gift’ […]

Brown Paper DIY Planters

We have an open plan kitchen and the breakfast counter divides the space between the kitchen and the dining/living areas. I hate being cloistered in the kitchen when the rest of the family is outside. And I do end up spending a lot of time in there as I love to cook for my family. […]

What I wore – Patchwork Kurta to a sangeet

Recently I was invited to a  Sangeet ( pre-wedding celebration) and had to dress up. Well if you know me, you know I live in black kurtas and jeans. But black is considered inauspicious at celebrations and I had to wear colour and a ghagra as well! So this is what I came up with. […]