We are starting this journal as a way to share what we are doing, talk about the connections between the soil and the fibres we grow and the clothes we make, and introduce you to the Ōshadi Collective community.
In 2018, Nishanth Chopra traveled by train through his home state of Tamil Nadu and watched Merku Thodarchi Malai. The movie tells the story of farm laborers in the Western Ghats. It highlights the rise of industrial farming and the exploitation of landless farmers by farmland owners in Southern India. It made Nishanth, who had a collection of clothing and textiles made in Tamil Nadu using local artisans called Oshadi, think about how he could engage with farmers differently for Oshadi’s raw materials.
For the first in a series of conversations, we invited Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess to join Nishanth Chopra founder of Ōshadi for a conversati...
Sunshine, earth, heart and soil come together in Ōshadi latest collection designed with the expertise and experience of the Nishanth Chopra’s ’s indigenous farming practice, the technical know-how of the dyers, weavers, pattern cutters and tailors, and the creative skills of design consultant Inacio Ribeiro.