A little tear here and there, worn out placket of the cuffs and those missing mother of pearl buttons, warn out clothes often find their way in a neglected corner of your closet. What’s more, sometimes they gets chucked out and thrown in a waste basket with a labelling that reads “not needed anymore.
Similarly, on a textile production front, heaps of clothing gets cloned and multiplied with an obvious intention of profit and sales, which leads to mass production of the same. Those unsold on the shelf clothing marches back in the warehouse and ultimately meets the landfills.
Earth is patient and forgiving for sure. But it’s time we take this obvious liberty into consideration and not treat the same as a “waste zone.” “Utilise it to the fullest” is a good term and can be used cleverly on clothing arena by refurbishing it.
Little thrift shops and utility centres have been way ahead of their time and realised the importance of revamping long back. Its time on an individual and corporate level we join this bandwagon.
Big boxes, big waste
Neglected, discarded cartons containing used or unused ensembles lying in waste ground is not a pretty sight. Decomposition of the same is often taken for granted and is left upon the nature to resolve. Well, result being soil and nature gets hurt, as it can’t digest everything you are feeding it forcefully.
Mend it for soil and soul
Broken zipper or few missing buttons doesn’t have to be unwanted. Many responsible textile and clothing houses find this as unexplored opportunity. A keen eye for detailing and articulating plain, drab clothing with colours or pleats is a fabric marvel. Giving a new “avatar” to a used jacket or a blouse is clever path which saves the cloth, manpower and ultimately soil en route.
A Skilful process
Refurbished clothes is a result of a watchful effort. Right from sorting the clothes as per their colour or texture to washing them for a good, new use is a painstaking effort. Skilled hands using their shears and measuring tapes to revamp this “useful” pieces is truly genius at work.
Re boxing the creativity
Add on trims or laces or reshaping the neckline of warn out collar of a shirt, cleaver masters and sketch efficient designers make the “reused clothing” totally unrecognisable. With careful quality surveillance, these refurbished clothes pieces find their way back in box of sale again.
A ripped seam can save the earth too.
Organic clothing may get tag of a “slow fashion”, but the core power of the same to conserve nature is rewarding. Vritti designs find the inspiration from good old greens to make one of a kind “peace or ahimsa clothing.”
Conceptualised with a “soul meaning” of shielding the earth with responsible clothing, Vritti designs encourages “the zero waste”. Adding a refurbished clothing concept in our clothing bracket, “saving the nature” has found a new dimension.
Potli full of ideas
Call us magician or a repair shop; we vouch for remodelling of old textiles. Our humble aim to promote the culturally diversified skilled Indian artisans work is getting appreciated and loved. The untapped creativity of these humble hands is getting promoted with refurbished ensembles.
Creativity has no boundaries and is certainly no cliché. Tops and tunics made from an old shirt or a shift dress which needed a much character with an eco friendly coir belt, we thrive on innovation. Chain piecing of warn swatches to make an “organic” quilt or the cloth scarps as a batting of the same are some of our earthy motives. Yes, we love brainstorming with our artisans who come up with ingenious ideas no matter the “cloth challenge.”
Join hands with Vritti
Better wear than waste it. Vritti designs encourage you to think and participate in the refurbishing clothing journey. Charity of your used ensembles to non profit organisations or giving a thrift store to showcase their thread expertise with your revamp pieces is a good deal. And yes, a few sewing hacks by your own too can give “remodelled clothing” a new dimension.
Refurbishing the textile not only increases the life span of clothing but that of earth too. Its time you showcase some coolness with a “reused one” badge.
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