Studies say that, every year, an average consumer throws away 31.73 kilograms of clothes, in which 90% of them can be reused or recycled. So, this week, we introduce you a gem who is solving this problem through reusing, recycling, and upcylcing. Oh Scrap Madras is a Chennai based sustainable brand by Priyanjoli Basu and Dominique Lopez to solve textile waste problems and reduce carbon footprint. Oh scrap Madras collects fabric scraps from textile exporters and tailoring units in Chennai and upcycle them into beautiful and useful alternatives of plastic or unethical products without compromising the quality. The brand tries to minimize carbon footprint through upcycling, recycling, and completely avoiding plastics. The brand also contributes to empowering women by training and employing women who have a deprived socio-economic background. Their products include cloth bags, wearables, decor items, fabric jewelries, etc. Buy Oh Scrap Madras products
Oh Scrap also runs a thrift shop with clean and handpicked reusable garments are sold. All thrift proceeds go to their skill development program for marginalized women.