Studio Bagru unveiled a mural at Namdev Krishi Farm, Bagru (Jaipur) in commemoration of the #FashionRevolution movement. The Fashion Revolution was started in response to the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed and injured thousands of garment factory workers. The movement takes place every year and encourages consumers to ask clothing brands, “Who Made My Clothes?” to increase transparency in the global apparel and textile industry. The mural was painted over the course of two days, culminating with its completion on Earth Day, 22nd April 2018, the eve of #FashionRevolution week.
A cleanup project was also coordinated on Earth Day at the location. Over 150kg of trash was removed from the communal drying fields where long colorful pieces of block printed fabric are dried in the Sun. “It was heartwarming seeing all the youngsters of the area get involved. We will continue to work hard inspiring the next generation to be environmentally and ethically conscience,” said Jeremy Fritzhand, Founder of Studio Bagru. The mural artist, Mamta Singh, painted a 250 sq ft piece depicting the printing process and the patron saint of the Chhipa community, poet-saint Namdev.
A traditional Rajasthani jimna was held where churma-dal-bati was served to the 50 plus volunteers.
Studio Bagru fosters entrepreneurial and design development in the block print community through their tours, workshops, and sourcing solutions.
Please note: Studio Bagru is hosting an event this weekend at Cafe Quaint to celebrate the Fashion Revoltion week. See details here:
Who: Cafe Quaint has partnered with Studio Bagru to celebrate the Fashion Revolution by hosting a day of block printing.
What: BYOC (Bring Your Own Clothes) and block print your heart out! We will have tables set up at the cafe and Studio Bagru is bringing a collection of printing blocks and inks. Get the chance to spice up your wardrobe by adding new designs to old clothes.
When: 28/29 April 2018, from 10AM – 4PM. There are one-hour time slots available that you can book online http://www.studiobagru.com/fashrev/ . The cost is 350 INR per person, and this includes ink and printing of three of your articles of clothing. We will also have tote bags and bandanas available to purchase if you would like to print more.
Where: Cafe Quaint @ JKK Jaipur
Why: Because loved clothes last! Instead of buying new clothes, restyle your old pieces by adding some new design to them. This event is also in celebration of the Fashion Revolution, an event that encourages consumers to ask, “Who made your clothes?”
For more information please contact :
Jeremy Fritzhand | Jeremy@studiobagru.com | +91 9929710239
3, Vinoba Marg, C Sceme, Jaipur (302001)