Every once in a while there comes a time when we step back and start to question our life choices. For the Desai sisters, it was the mindless consumerism they were surrounded by that pushed them towards thinking that “there’s got to be a more eco-friendly way”. Manisha and Ayesha have launched a do-good movement that reuses, recycles and works towards a sustainable lifestyle. And with that, they started recycling stuff at their own house, and slowly, friends and family hit them with things they wanted upcycling, like new mums giving them their soft, snug clothes they wanted for a baby quilt. Slowly, the sisters had to expand to accommodate these requests from complete strangers, and that’s when this venture-with-a heart started taking shape.
So all the T-shirts, kurtas, dupattas, sarees or anything that’s in your loft can now be artistically transformed. It’s a fairly simple process with this brand. You rummage through your cupboard to find sturdy clothes and courier them to these women in Delhi. Be it your baby’s old clothes that they have outgrown, sarees, or any piece of clothing, they’ll transform it for you. The talented army of women the sisters have engaged in Maharashtra and Gurgaon then work on your discarded clothes to turn them into quilts, cushion covers, bed covers, baby blankets, and such and send it back to you. If you like, you can actively decide what becomes of the heap of tees you gave, or blissfully leave the ideation of the end product to them. Cornucopia means nature’s inexhaustible abundance and we believe that there’s a lot of good in sustainable, fair-trade practices. So if you’re ever guilt-ridden because of your mounting carbon footprint, feel free to message them for a heartfelt recycling job.