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Circular Design House

A tale of crafts and stitchers from historically ostracized Dalit community

From and for courageous people who defy conventions

Made from waste material for lifetime products

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

CRUELTY-FREE
LIFETIME OBJECTS
WATERPROOF ALL SEASONS

playground of colors
strong as mountains
easy wash
easy repearing
gender neutral

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.