Old Saris Into Quilts & Tyres Into Stools: Upcycling Is What These Folks Do Best
Trash To Treasure
Started in 2016 by Shikha Shah, ScrapShala’s main aim is to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle. In this mission, they’ve re-purposed more than 12,000–13,000 kgs of non-biodegradable waste into stunning decor and utility items. With a team of 15 artisans and a few interns, Shikha’s venture offers handmade products that are at least 50% scrap.
We’re loving their Weekend Asana key holder (on Flipkart) that gives us the feels, and ikat-obsessed folks (like us) would want to order ScarpShala's key holder (made with discarded forks) right away. Also, who knew cassette cases could make for such pretty visiting card holders? They’ve got plastic bottle planters in bright colours, tyre stools and their tin luggage case is one of our favourites.
Recently, ScrapShala has also taken up numerous projects of redecorating cafes, providing vertical gardening services and they can even re-purpose your old saris and chests (that are too personal to be thrown away) into something beautiful. However, you’ll have to ship your items across to Varanasi, and they’ll send it back looking all pretty and nice.