"After so many years in New York, I started to get the feeling everything was becoming so homogenized. But here in Jaipur, it’s the opposite—everything is slow. Some fabrics take weeks or a month to finish, and I thought, ‘What happened to the idea that something worth having is worth waiting for?’
Banjanan and Silaiwali, a social enterprise in Delhi, India, have partnered to create these exclusive dolls made from upcycled Banjanan print fabric.
Each doll is hand-stitched by Afghan women refugees and supports sustainable incomes and community.
"Sometimes the patterns don’t align or the dyes fail to dry and bloom beyond their borders (no printing is done during the monsoon for that reason).
It’s the tiny flaws, and the sense of a human hand, that give them depth."
T Magazine. The New York Times
The Princess Diya Kumari Foundation creates employment opportunities, community programs, and health initiatives for rural women. Making masks with upcycled Banjanan fabric.