WHO WE ARE
We are a fashion and design house empowering community artisans. We make things that matter and weave joy into every story. In a world where fashion and design are often seen as excess, Chambray & Co. is a proof that style and sustainability can coexist. Inspired by nature and captivated by the city, Chambray & Co. tells a story of a lifestyle which embodies a connectedness and balance with the natural world.
ESHA AGARWAL FERNANDES
A Circular approach to fashion has long been neglected in India. However, with the coming of age of a new generation of entrepreneurs with evolved aesthetics and creative training, this is rapidly changing. Recognising this need, our Founder, graduate from the most premier design institute in India, National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi) honed her expertise by acquiring experience with industry stalwarts like Rohit Bal, Manish Arora and Shyamal & Bhumika. She then went back to school at the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) in 2018 to focus on domain knowledge and management frameworks as well as financial and commercial aspects of the business of craft and sustainable businesses.
- Winner of the DRAPERS SUSTAINABLE FASHION AWARDS 2021 for the best Circularity Initiative
- Invited to showcase our collection at the SUSTAINABLE FASHION WEEK US 2020 as a guest designer
- Showcased our collection at India’s biggest Sustainable Fashion Awards - CIRCULAR DESIGN CHALLENGE 2020 at Lakme Fashion Week
- Selected as the top idea for HUMANS of CIRCULARITY challenge organised by Circular Apparel Innovation Factory, powered by Intellecap
WHAT WE DO
Started with a passion for contemporary expression of Indian crafts and from an intuitive perspective on ‘artisanal clothing’ at Chambray & Co. we hon our the versatility of Indian embroideries while gently reminding the Indian women of their roots & reviving their skills of needle work.
We encourage responsible consumption by disrupting existing supply chains and creating an alternate closed loop system of procurement, production & promotion.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHY WE ARE DOING IT
As a billion dollar industry and the second most polluting business after oil, fashion has a direct and ghastly impact on the environment. The vast amounts of water used and the processing methods for fabrics contribute to the emission of greenhouse gases which are the cause for climate change. In a manic hustle to keep up with the mass production demanded by Fast Fashion the industry is contributing to today’s sustainability challenge in several alarming ways. Sustainable and slow fashion is all about mindfully and consciously protecting our planet. The change has to be on a more global and conscious level for it to make a profound impact and change.
We don’t just love seeing transformation, we love being a big part of it! Chambray & co. is a life and livelihood partner for empowered and dignified artisans as they strive to weave better futures for their families and communities.We have years of experience in building a eco-ethical fashion label, learning along the way, making a lot of mistakes, and pushing forward anyway.
AND ANOTHER BIG WHY
You! Your decision to surround yourself with things that matter inspire us every day! We thought you should know.
Thank you for weaving joyful stories with us!