In this episode, hear from Nishanth Chopra, the founder of Oshadi, an initiative that is re-creating a circular and regenerative seed-to-sew-supply chain rooted in ancient Indian agricultural practices and artisan heritage.
As you may know by now, I end every episode by asking each guest what a better future for fashion looks like to them. And Oshadi Collective is creating an incredibly bright future for fashion, one that I didn’t even imagine possible before learning about their incredible initiatives.
- From their regenerative cotton farm,
- To their dyeing practices using natural pigments from indigenous plants and organic dyes,
- To their in-house spinning and weaving practices that honor the local artisans’ heritage crafts with fair payment and safe working conditions, which are in stark contrast to the exploitation that frequently happens at this stage of the supply chain,
- To the cutting and sewing, which is done in the same village where the fabrics have been spun, dyed, and woven.
- And, as part of their circularity efforts, Oshadi also recycles textiles by creating patchworks from old garments, weaving new fabrics from strips of textile waste, and breaking down old materials to be respun into new fiber.
Oshadi is truly breaking molds and boundaries and re-imagining a fashion future that can uplift rather than degrade, regenerate rather than destroy, celebrate rather than exploit.
I was so humbled to have the opportunity to talk with Nishanth all about Oshadi’s seed-to-sew supply chain and what their approach to circularity, regeneration, and building a more ethical fashion system is all about…
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About Oshadi Collective
Oshadi is a regenerative fashion initiative, mindfully building a seed-to-sew supply chain in rural India.
Originally founded by Nishanth Chopra in 2016 as a womenswear label, Oshadi now is involved in every element of the production process, from growing the cotton, to printing and dyeing, to weaving and spinning.
Rooted in ancient Indian agricultural practices and artisan heritage, at the heart of Oshadi is a 50-acre regenerative cotton farm and a simple ethos: to give back more than they take.