Upcycled Indian saris make each piece unique, with a sourcing and production partner in India guaranteeing that every product has been transparently sourced and consciously produced
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Spotted: The Stockholm-based, sustainable fashion label Mehrotra has created a range of accessories made from upcycled Indian saris and recycled materials.
The 27-year-old designer Sofia Mehrotra, who is Indian and Swedish, launched her line in 2017 after graduating from the London College of Fashion, where she studied fashion management.
Each design is unique, with a single sari making up to six floral and geometrically patterned pieces. The accessories consist of silk pouches and scarves and all the materials, from fabric to thread, have either been upcycled or recycled.
Every piece has a story and is designed to be kept for a long time, beyond fashion trends or cycles, which is why the label does not produce seasonal collections.
To ensure that products are sourced and produced in a conscious environment, the brand works with GreenKarma – a sustainable material production specialist and Metrotra’s “right hand in India”. GreenKarma works with organic, BCI (Better Cotton Initiative), and recycled materials certified by leading international agencies. Each piece is then produced by skilled craftsmen in Delhi.
As of recently, Mehrotra has also started expanding the label into jewellery and furniture, with upcycled furniture pieces sourced in Delhi and repurposed by craftsmen.
Written By: Katrina Lane