Every couple of months, Hamsini Hariharan goes on scrap bin hunt — to pick up waste raw silk from a few of Bengaluru’s stores. Back at her production unit in JP Nagar, these are sorted, graded and turned into beautiful cushion covers and table runners for her eponymous two-month-old e-retail site. She also uses khadi and cotton from local handloom manufacturers, stocking her furnishing accessories line at design spaces like Baro in Mumbai, and Vermilion House and Basava Ambara in her city.
An advocate of recycling and upcycling, the self-taught designer explains she first ventured into fabric design a few years ago, with Patchwork Tradition, where she sourced rich kanjeevaram saris and light cottons to create made-to-order bedspreads — a service she still provides. But as her business grew, she felt expanding her range and going online to get her work out to a larger audience made better sense.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/homes-and-gardens/hamsini-a-new-online-store-for-recycled-home-accessories/article22471420.ece#!