Meet the teenager creating trendy laptop bags, t-shirts, jackets and more from plastic waste
Sustainable living is not a passing trend, but a conscious lifestyle that is here to stay. Leading the way are the ever- passionate youth of today. The latest to contribute to it is Hyderabad’s Sneha Jalan, a tenth-grade student at Oakridge International School and founder of Weaving Sustainability, an online store which sells products created by transforming plastic into fabric.
Elaborating on the inspiration behind the venture, Sneha shares, “I founded it with the vision of transforming plastic waste into stylish, eco-friendly fashion items. The initiative took shape as a response to the urgent need to address plastic pollution and create awareness about sustainable practices.”
The plastic to fabric conversion process involves the collection of plastic waste, including bottles and other discarded plastic materials. Once they are sorted, they undergo a meticulous process including shredding, washing, and extrusion and the raw material for fabric production is created. From this material she makes eco-friendly products including scarves, jackets, laptop bags, t-shirts, tote bags and more.
We had the pleasure of viewing Sneha’s collection at a student project exhibition conducted at Oakridge International School.
With Weaving Sustainability, Sneha is already on track to create an impact. Going forward, she aims to expand its reach and inspire more communities to adopt sustainable practices. “I hope to see it as a catalyst for positive change in the fashion industry and beyond,” she concludes.
Prices: Rs 700 to Rs 1,200
Tel: 95021 81357