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Textile Tuesday: Preserving Craft in India with Marasim

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Course info

Once each month, RE:SOURCE invites a sustainable textile vendor to present their materials, fibers and / or processes.

Join us for March’s Textile Tuesday with Nidhi Garg, founder of Marasim. Marasim means ‘connections’ and is a NYC based company focused around craftsmanship. Marasim leverages its strength of a contact base of millions of grassroots artisans in India and in house team of textile and QC experts, to bridge the gap between the traditional artisans and global designers, encouraging- craft design innovation, knowledge sharing and handmade fashion.

About the Workshop

The practicalities of language differences, geographic distances and bureaucratic constraints have isolated millions of artisans from much of the design world. Marasim’s grassroots R&D team solves this accessibility problem by introducing designers to the new face of craftsmanship through their NYC based textile craft library. 

Marasim’s founder, Nidhi Allen will be on hand showcasing this library which has examples of different weaving, knitting, printing, and embroidering techniques. The cultural, historical and technical aspect of the crafts will also be discussed.

About the Instructor

Nidhi Garg Allen is a technologist turned artisan entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Marasim. New York City-based Marasim works for the longevity of unique traditional craft techniques utilizing a robust research library to introduce luxury brands to textile handicraft picked from the world’s oldest civilizations, yet ripe for design innovations.

Marasim is committed to extending luxury brands the creative freedom to develop luxurious artisanal textiles that make use of regional techniques rendered by generational artisans without uprooting craftspeople from their homes and native communities.

About the Organiser

RE:SOURCE is a the sustainable textile library and sourcing service wing of the Study NY Consultancy, focused on inspiring change through education initiatives and textile research.

Our team of experienced consultants at Study NY have in depth-knowledge of the Fashion Industry and how to seamlessly integrate sustainability initiatives into any size brand or business. RE:SOURCE works with established designers, new start-ups and corporate clients to provide them with a general overview of sustainable manufacturing principles, with particular expertise in textiles and apparel production. Based on your needs, we can advise on specific sourcing requirements or provide a basic understanding of production for apparel accessory development and production.

Some things we can help with:

– Sourcing responsible fabrics and mills through our textile library
– Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)
– Setting sustainability goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them
– Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our extensive database
– Understanding how to produce locally and internationally

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

4:00PM – 6PM EDT 


520 8th Avenue
Suite 1202
New York, NY 10018
United States

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