• Anjali Pareek Department of Fashion Design, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Dr. Sulekha Ojha Department of Fashion & Textile, The IIS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India



Fast Fashion, Up-Cycling, Textile Waste, Macrame

Abstract [English]

This research study examines how upcycling is applied and the techniques for creating clothing in mass production, and it shows how upcycling may be a successful strategy for cutting down on textile waste. Businesses may lessen their impact on the environment and boost their bottom lines by recycling leftovers and decreasing waste in addition to minimizing their environmental impact. The study demonstrates that the quantity of trash produced varies depending on the size of the facility and the residual material kinds, and that some leftover material types can be recycled up to 80% of the time. The report also underscores the significance of transparency in comprehending and managing textile waste, and it draws attention to the fact that upcycling design is distinct from traditional design in that it depends on the properties of the waste materials. The project is situated in the Indian region of Jaipur and aims to improve weaving techniques. This paper outlines a strategy for incorporating upcycling into a traditional textile weaving technique. The study focuses on combining conventional weaving methods with cutting-edge design components to produce distinctive and sustainable items from waste materials. The process involves gathering and choosing waste materials, creating new things from scratch, and prototyping them, and assessing their commercial feasibility and cultural relevance. The findings of this study show that upcycling can be incorporated into indigenous textile weaving skills to preserve cultural heritage and encourage ecological practices. The findings emphasize the significance of considering both economic viability and cultural significance when developing upcycling projects, as well as the possibility for such initiatives to help preserve and revive conventional weaving techniques.


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How to Cite

Pareek, A., & Ojha, S. (2023). INTEGRATING UPCYCLING APPROACH USING AN INDIGENOUS TEXTILE WEAVING CRAFT. ShodhKosh: Journal of Visual and Performing Arts, 4(2SE), 188–193.