A STRONG CIRCULAR DESIGN HOUSE MADE FOR EVERY EPOCH TO CELEBRATE CRAFTS TREASURES OF OSTRACIZED INDIAN DALIT COMMUNITY,
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND PRIDE IN ITS ORIGINS
A CHALLENGE TO GLORIFY EQUALITY, GLORIFY DIFFERENCE AND REMARKABLE ELEGANCE MADE FROM WASTE MATERIAL
FOR LIFETIME PRODUCTS
MADE FROM AND FOR COURAGEOUS PEOPLE WHO DEFY CONVENTIONS
A REWIRE TO CURRENT OBSOLETE HARMFUL INDUSTRIES
OF LEATHER & FASHION
USE FUNCTIONAL BEAUTY AS AN OFFENSIVE FOR AN HARMONIOUS
CREATED TO SPREAD LOVE FOR PEOPLE, PLANET AND ANIMALS,
IS A SIGNATURE.
MAKE YOUR OWN BOLD & OFFBEAT PLEASURE.
recycled rubber from industry leftovers or discarded materials
handcrafted from traditional crafts in slums
cultural heritage crafts from Dalit community
WATERPROOF ALL SEASONS
playground of colors
strong as mountains
In India, Chamar is an ethnic slur used to describe
ostracized Dalit community by caste system.
At CHAMAR, we use it as a pride.
After the 2015 governmental beef ban destroying jobs of leather workers from Dalit and muslim communities in India, artist activist Sudheer Rajbhar, searched for a material that could replace leather and possibly start again activities for all these artisans.
In 2017 a recycled rubber material made from waste really close to leather in its feeling properties emerge as the heart of Chamar Studio. A dialogue surrounding skills crafts from artisans, a designer and a new material to be tamed begun. Chamar is a will of conserving crafts from a ban industry and a « ban » community. Chamar creations and collections are activism flags of different realities of social injustice in India.
Chamar aim to shift traditional social vision tie to Intouchables by lending prestige to Dalit community through excellence of crafts.