Paiwand Lagana, meaning to patch, repair, or connect, is a common practice in India. Paiwand Studio is a unique textile studio that aims to weave-a-change by upcycling fashion waste into meaningful products. Paiwand sees beauty in the bits and fragments of unwanted things, and believes in adding value by repurposing those forgotten pieces. They upcycle textile waste and turn it into fabrics for apparel and home furnishing. Paiwand sees waste as a resource that is available in abundance, and sees the potential in this waste materials to inform new and exciting approaches to traditional craft techniques. Simultaneously, their efforts create employment opportunities for Indian weavers and artisans. Paiwand also collaborates with design houses to provide solutions to textile waste issues. The studio believes in working with limited resources and local materials, and curate their aesthetic around simplicity. Paiwand Studio are contributing towards transforming the social and environmental standards in the fashion industry by developing sustainable and meaningful textiles through an ethical and fair trade business model
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