Ten-Second Takeaway

Feel good when you shop from Chindi, a company that empowers marginalised women from Mumbai by enabling them to create {and sell} quirky one-of-a-kind pieces from textile waste.

Be A Little Chindi

251116_chindi2‘Chindi’ is a colloquial term used by tailors and textile factories and refers to waste fabric left over after production. The fate of this textile waste is usually a landfill where it’s incinerated. To try and reduce mindless disposal of this waste {and counter the environmental problems that come from burning the fabric}, Tanushri Singhal founded Chindi.

We also love the play on the urban dictionary-esque meaning of ‘Chindi’ – be a little bit stingy and don’t throw things away.

Waste To Wonderful

251116_chindi1Chindi sells an eclectic collection of products – they have yoga mat slings, rugs, hair accessories and jewellery, and sling bags. Crocheted, knitted or sewn, each of these pieces are handmade and, so, totally unique.

We think any one of their super colourful rugs would add a bit of pizzazz to your bedroom, like this round one, with a super relatable name {we could all use wine in the afternoon, yes?}. Or, if you hate lugging your yoga mat to class after work, may we point you to their super convenient straps?

Bookmark this website for unusual gifting options too – how pretty are these Chindi Drops earrings?

Shop With A Purpose

The Chindi Women’s Centre is run out of Mankhurd, Mumbai and serves as a support base, mentoring facility and creativity launchpad for the women who make these upcycled pieces. The short-term goal at Chindi is to provide a happy, fair and satisfying work environment to these craftswomen.

Promoting a sustainable, conscious approach to shopping? Well, that’s the long-term vision.

Photos source: Chindi