MoonWash upcycles silk waste procured from local textile waste market places, from where either the waste is bought to be burned as... Read More
MoonWash upcycles silk waste procured from local textile waste market places, from where either the waste is bought to be burned as fuel or sent to the landfill. They also upcycle waste yarns from Khamir, an NGO in Gujarat, India specializing in hand spinning of indigenous cotton. All of this waste is handwoven into new fabrics in Rajasthan, India utilizing rural indigenous weaves such as ‘pattu’.
Through ‘MoonWash’, IRO IRO is introducing extra weft techniques to twill weave in the craft cluster of Chomu. This craft cluster was once famous for this craft, however with time the craft took a hit and the practitioners had to look for alternative jobs in tier 1 or tier 2 cities as construction labourers. The quality of craftsmanship remains exemplarily as a testament to their passion towards the craft.
They have seen artisans returning to the village to build livelihood through handloom weaving again, and new generation practising and learning the craft and adding their own efficiency to it. Young women who were not allowed to step out of their homes now maintain a steady income and practice the craft from within their homes or organized self-help groups.
They also developed natural dyes using onion peels and dead tree barks for ‘MOONWASH’. Natural dyes benefit the skin of the wearer as it benefits the environment.
We hope that Moonwash serves you for generations & you keep revisiting it inventively adding more of your character to it each time.