Posts Tagged ‘ jeans ’

Product # 27 : Ipad Sleeves

These are freshly prepared.

Stylish sleeves for your i-pad!

Fabric colors can be requested. Currently I have two variants.

The first one is a black and white woven fabric with a yellow apple logo on the front.

The ipad sleeve design # 1

Price : Rs. 700/-

The second is a denim one complete with rivets and all!!!

The Denim I pad sleeve

Price : Rs. 500/-

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Product # 23 : Pebble Rug!

The Pebble Rug - 15" Dia

This is one of my personal favorites…

This pebble rug is made by stuffing small bits of fabric inside larger pieces to make into balls. It feels so good under your feet!!!

Can be made of any size you desire.

Price : For 15″ Dia (approx) Rs 350/-

30″ Dia (approx) Rs 750/-

For any other size : Please contact me

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Product # 15 : Shirt Pillows!!!

The shirt pillows!!!

Inspired by this tutorial by Martha Stewart, I turned a few of Rohit’s shirts into these attractive pillows. The pockets can hold the remote while you snuggle up to watch TV.

I can make these for you from your shirts for a price of Rs. 25/- per piece.

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go grab some old shirts!!!

Product # 10 : Baby Memory Quilt

the quilt

This one was made for my dear kiddo – Aadi… I used all his clothes that had memories associated with them. They were too special to give away. And they were his favorite too.

He loves this quilt. And wants it to cuddle even on the hottest days! (he never kept a blanket on him even on the chilliest day!)

I’m happy to have made this one. And its been a hot favorite with my clients here.

You send me the clothes and I can make one for your baby too.

Price : Rs. 1000/- (you provide the clothes)

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About

This is my blog and its mostly about my new venture – Shruti’s – the ‘up’cycle shop. Although you’ll find other posts like my poetry and a few personal moments too.

About Shruti’s : There is a lovely story behind this venture. It starts in 2007. After the birth of my son, I was left with tonnes of ill-fitting clothes. I did what normal Indian women would do. Selected a few and gave them away to my maids. But still I was left with three bagful of them. I gave them to a ‘boharin’ – a Maharashtrain woman, who goes from door to door collecting old clothes and giving stainless steel utensils in return.

Prema – that was her name – told me then that with the dropping prices of new clothes and an awareness about looking good, people were not buying these old clothes as much as they did earlier. All that she could give me, in return of 3 bagful of clothes was a small ‘dabba’.

The thoughts lingered in my mind for quite a longer time than I thought it would. The next time, i had a few old clothes left – and this time there were just a couple of dresses, i decided to make something creative out of them. I ended up using the dupattas to make these lovely pillow covers.

They were just wonderful and my friends didn’t believe i had used my old clothes to do them.

I was happy. But still was left with the dresses of those dupattas. My mind got racing again. What could i make out of them?

My living room was being renovated at the time. Complete with a wooden trussed roof and a warli painting on one wall, it was a complete traditional looking. I was looking for a good seating to be kept there. My husband, Rohit, and I both liked the idea of having a ‘bajla’ a woven cot mostly foundon indian ‘dhaba’s, in our living room.

Then another idea struck me.Instead of buying a woven cot, why dont i weave one out of my old clothes? I got my carpenter to make a frame using leftover wood and got to work. I cut up strips of my dresses and made them into a stool. Both of us were happy with the result. And we made 3 more.  (I gave away one to my brother)

As a part of project at work, i had to visit the slums in the city. Meeting the women there really changed the way i thought. I felt i had to do something for them. But at that time, i did not know what.

It was in November 2009, when i thought of ‘up’cycling old clothes as a business venture. I started off with just a couple of women doing the sewing. But soon the idea grew to a larger scale and today i have about a 50 women who work for me.

I am happy to say that, these women earn a decent INR 200, working from home. And since i teach them to sew new things, they increase their skill also.

My future blogs will give you an idea of what we manufacture. The range of products is from doormats to bedspreads and cushion covers to mobile pouches.

We also came up with the idea of making grocery bags from old newspaper. Currently we can manufacture about 50,000 to 1,00,000 bags a month.

Shruti’s – the ‘up’cycle shop, was started as something that I could occupy myself with during the break that i took from my work, following a short illness. But soon, it has been a very successful enterprise with an ever-increasing list of clients.

Product # 2 – A Denim Memory Quilt

Made to Order for a friend of my husband, this quilt came out to be much better than I had even imagined.

Its made from 196 pieces cut from 12 pairs of jeans that belonged to his wife!

I’m proud of this one!!

Price : Rs. 2000/- (you give me the jeans too) as usual – the price does not include shipping.