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Child’s Play Meet 7 makers who create toys and conduct experiments using everyday objects

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Be it pebbles, shells, toothpaste caps, cardboard boxes and even used wrapping paper, while I was growing up these were a part of my ‘toys’. I would pick easy-to-find daily objects and transform them into some kind of a play thing, a project that could be done by myself or with a little help from a grownup. In contrast, nowadays, a child’s world of play is dominated by ‘off-the-shelf’ toys and most of them are …[Read more]

Sari Strategy #03 DIY, Repurpose with minimal waste

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In this concluding article on the Sari Strategy series, guest author Sathya Bhavana, the founder of ‘Re’vastra, shares artistic ways in which one can ReStyle pre-loved saris to make something new, ensuring minimal wastage of your heritage textile- all you need is some constructional techniques and excitement to try something new. The good news is that her technique can be applied to any pre-loved material which has a basic rectangular shape- a sarong from SriLanka, …[Read more]

Sari Strategy Repurposing #02- ‘Preventive’ not ‘curative’ design

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In part 2 of the Sari Strategy series, guest author Sathya Bhavana, the founder of ‘Re’vastra articulates how she plans all the Sari repurposing she does with the ultimate objective to create no waste! As she rightly says, her design strategy is ‘preventive’ not ‘curative’ so as to render it circular.  Namaskaram! In my previous story, one of the aspects I discussed was the ‘Recycling’ of a sari. It loosely ideated ways of shaping (read: …[Read more]

#TechForGood│ 8 innovations that make everyday products more eco-friendly

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“Consumer is king” has been the dominant thought in innovation circles in recent times. Unfortunately, in the last 2 decades or so, this has meant that markets have been flooded with conveniences for the consumer – much of it having an adverse impact on our planet. However, as consumers today become more conscious of what they buy and the cost to our environment, one can see that big brands are also changing their products and …[Read more]