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 cultural crafts heritage 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.