Angela and The Lila Project!!!!!!!!!!!

We have always introduced our Best Associate of Month before hand or at least in the recognition post.  But, we haven’t done that for our Best Associate of September 2015. The reason being that their noble work deserves a separate post.

Our Best Associate Angela is the brain behind the “The Lila Project”. These folks are just starting out.

They started this project by carrying products from an enterprise named “I Love Syria”. A wonderful and compassionate woman named Rania Kinge started “I Love Syria” and through this venture she trains displaced women ( women who have lost their husbands and homes ) in weaving, jewelry making. And these women create most exquisite items using lovely stones, precious metals, and also beautiful woven bags. The most important aspect is that these women make efforts to keep ancient and traditional crafts alive, and also empowering them to help others.

Basically, thats the small gist of “The Lila Project”. You can Facebook them over HERE

In Angela’s words – “”The Lila Project”, recognizes the disparity between those living under conditions of war, or whatever the extreme circumstances may be. We pay up-front the entire amount for the purchase from wholesalers or retailers. Hence, new resources can be purchased easily. The Lila Project is not in it for the money, as all our profits just go into ensuring more products are made, thereby providing a continual flow of income for the ladies. Also staying in the place of their ancestors is very important, so we don’t see tragic migration, and desperation.”

To close off, You can Facebook them over HERE

Best Associate of September 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of “Best Associate of September 2015 – “Ms. Angela – The Lila Project ””

We like to thank Ms. Angela for her valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with her.  Look forward to associate with her very soon in the future.

Best Associate September

 

Best Associate of August 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of “Best Associate of August 2015 – “Mr. Ajay Sharma – Small World India ””

We like to thank Mr. Sharma for his valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with him.  Look forward to associate with him very soon in the future.

Best Associate August

Best Associate of July 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of Best Associate of July 2015 – “Ms. Karuna Singh – Director, Earth Day Network India ””

We like to thank Ms. Singh for her valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with her. Look forward to associate with her very soon in the future.

And, Ms. Singh is not a new face to our ardent blog readers. The first acquaintance happened HERE

 

 Best Associate July

Best Associate of May 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Conserve India is really honored to share the name of Best Associate of May 2015 – “Mr. Robin Passi – Writer, Creator, Artist and recent fame being “Beauty Renewed – Recycled Art &’ Artist in India ””

We like to thank Mr. Passi for his valuable contribution to Conserve India. It was such a pleasure to work with him. Look forward to associate with him very soon in the future.

And, Mr. Passi is not a new face to our ardent blog readers. The first acquaintance happened HERE

Best Associate May

Honored to be part of DILY – Delhi, I Love You!

We are extremely excited to share with you that we will be part of DILY ( Delhi, I love you).

For uninitiated, it is a long term movement that has variety of components. First and foremost is the screening of a film by name DILY . It will be followed by a series of 120 events that will be promoting the city – Delhi, its artists, its dreamers, its poets, and simply its people and their initiatives to make the city better. This movement will happen in  180 neighborhoods of Delhi and will be endorsed by the 20 Indians and foreign actors participating in the movie

DILY will basically be a platform to promote all the available positive energies in Delhi, to connect people and organizations that do not usually work together. It also aims to celebrate the city – Delhi with an international movie.

And, this is going to be real biggie with the participation of 150 artist, writers, and individuals and with dozens of NGOs and government bodies.

We will update you with more details soon.

Meantime, follow the happenings HERE

We are featured!

Extremely excited to share this!

We are featured in “Beauty Renewed – Recycled Art & Artist in India by Robin Passi”

You can find us under the title “Anita Ahuja from Page 11 to 13”

We are confident that you will love it as much as we did. Do give a read here – http://issuu.com/conceptsolutionindia/docs/robin_beauty_renewed__9x9__mail/5?e=7057456/12747456

On that note, many thanks to Robin Passi for including us in this exquisite work!

To close off, you can follow creator Robin Passi over HERE

Wedding season of art and sustainability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With just 1 day for World Environment Day, it feels like the wedding season of art and sustainability. Truly around every corner, there is a marriage of art and sustainability.

We bring you top 3 events in no particular order

Event Name – “It’s our World – Promoting Sustainability through art

http://www.unep.org/wed/supporters/its-our-world.asp#.U48vlyiqS50

Event Name – Cheshire Beach Clean up by Art Students

http://www.unep.org/wed/take-action/featured-activities/Beech-Hall-School.asp#.U48vpiiqS50

Event Name – “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious by internationally acclaimed artist Anita Ahuja”

https://conserveindia.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/30-days-to-go-season-3-at-war-with-the-obvious-by-anita-ahuja-at-london/

3 Days to Go!!!!!!!!!!! – “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious” by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Anita Ahuja

“Season 3 – At War with the Obvious” seeks to challenge popular perceptions of waste by imaginatively incorporating frequently discarded items such as plastic bags and tire tubes into the artwork. Internationally acclaimed artist Anita Ahuja will be displaying her new installation called Basket which talks about the wasting habits of countries around the globe. It also highlights the uncontrolled proliferation of garbage, trash and scraps which is threatening to bury many cities. A serious problem for nearly all, it may soon become a crisis for many. Waste is the looming tsunami, already over spilling land fill sites. Brace yourself to see the installation Basket.

Also, “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious” is Conserve India’s style of honoring World Environment Day,

Do join us from 02 June 2014 to 06 June 2014 at Nehru Centre, UK

5 Days to Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious by Anita Ahuja” and presenting recycled art inscribed Coffee Mugs

Are you a coffee lover or art lover ?

If you answered yes for one or for both, then we have something exciting for you.

1) Recycled art “Urban Landscape” of internationally acclaimed artist Anita Ahuja digitally inscribed in coffee mug

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2) Recycled art “Women in Fashion” of internationally acclaimed artist Anita Ahuja digitally inscribed in coffee mug

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Sounds attracting right!

You can grab these, if you attend “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious by Anita Ahuja” from June 02 to June 05 2014 at Nehru Centre, UK. They will be up for sale. Don’t miss to grab them!

 

7 Days to Go!!!!!!!!!!!!! – “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious by Anita Ahuja” and a real honor to be inaugurated by Ms. Lindsay Levin, Founder & Managing Director of Leader’s Quest

Ms. Lindsay Levin is a prominent person in Social Enterprise domain. In 2001, Social Enterprise – Leader’s Quest emerged solely due to Ms. Levin’s passion on inspirational leadership and its impact on economic and social development. Since then, she has worked to connect leaders from all disciplines and sectors, to explore solutions to some of the big issues in today’s world. Ms. Levin also has a keen interest in international development. Between 2008 and 2012, she was Chair of the International Steering Committee of One Voice. She is also an active supporter of several global NGOs, including Oxfam and a number of local NGOs in Asia and Africa

Having said all these, Ms. Lindsay Levin was our very first choice when it came to finalizing a chief guest to inaugurate the recycled art exhibition of Creative Director Anita Ahuja’s “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious” at Nehru Centre, UK.

Conserve India is very much honored to have Ms. Lindsay Levin, Founder & Managing Partner of Leader’s Quest as our chief guest to inaugurate the recycled art exhibition – “Season 3 – At War with the Obvious of Anita Ahuja” on 02 June 2014 at Nehru Centre, UK.

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14 Days to Go for “Season – 3” At War with the Obvious! – Artist Anita Ahuja speaks about contemporary textiles, her designs and her inspirations

I will be displaying my favorite handbags at the art exhibition. Being a textile designer I believe in creating fabrics for the future. I believe in transforming trash into textile, revealing the power that the fabric industry has to regenerate the urban landscape and improve individual lives. Textiles have always held the promise of the future. How can we forget that woven fibers were a technological breakthrough for early man and have been source of progress and rebellion in recent past.  Today’s textiles are married to technology but are not divorced from craft skill. When I created handmade recycled plastic I was using modern technology but continued to embellish with traditional crafts, creating employment for the skilled and unskilled.

How I create a collection?

In the beginning of a new collection I collect things which make me curious or inspired like music, books or just small things in everyday life. I collect a lot of junk from the dump-sites. Then the next step is to make collages, which create a certain atmosphere and give an impression of the proportions of the new collection.  At that point, I start concentrating on the motif and then start cutting the patterns, along with an accomplished tailor, for the next collection. It’s very important for me to hold on to a certain impression in my mind till I have finished designing it.

My inspirations

Urban life has been my biggest source of inspiration, resulting in collections such as the living in the city and street fashion. I like my work to tell a story. Mostly the stories are from the poor areas that I visit often but can also be from artistic performances, newspaper stories, musical events and cultural festivals. It’s not easy to find the wealth of creativity that exists in our community. I like to create prints that reflect how we live, our surroundings and our environment.

My Color schemes

My color schemes are very vibrant and positive to reflect the color of Indian streets and communities. I mix high street fashion and Indian textiles, which has been a source of constant inspiration with my drawings and photography and other elements of youth culture such as hip hop music.

To close off, textiles are everywhere and part of our everyday lives – in our homes, at work, our uniforms, our fashion. What we wear is a big part of how we express ourselves. I love fashion and get a buzz from creating designs and textiles that people like.