In conjunction with the Skill Centre (an initiative by Udayan Care), I worked to create garments using zero-waste pattern cutting methods. We were able to create commercially viable garments using a sustainable method by solving problems such as pattern placement, fit and construction, whilst also considering the beginners skill level of the women working in the centre.
The idea of zero-waste design is to make sure there is no or very little textile waste. The fabric is cut so that patterns fit together like a puzzle or the fabric is manipulated, to allow shape and functionality.
All garments use a zero-waste design, all of them constructed by Sukriti Development Centre using fabric remnants donated by designers and alike.
Winner of 'Most sustainable garment'
- Get It On Project by Injalak Arts Gunbalanya, 2017 -
Left: Waterfall Jacket with full sleeves and front overlap / Right: Handkerchief skirt-poncho
Designed by Mandish Kalsi, Fabric screen printed by Injalak Arts & Garment constructed by Skill Centre
Sukriti Fashion Show
at the Canadian High Commission Residence in Delhi, 2018
The clothes were modeled by the children of Udayan Care, designs by Mandish Kalsi.