Retired upholstery from aircraft interiors generally ends up in landfills. To reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills, our upcycling initiative in partnership with Chetanalaya aims to transform discarded seat covers and old carpets into innovative products such as bags, pouches, folders, or items be sold in the local market.
With this initiative, we are helping the environment and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for our communities by empowering rural women. The initiative engages Self Help Groups (SHG) of local women artisans and Community Based Organisations (CBO) that work locally to upcycle and market these products. The upcycling initiative targets 900 beneficiaries living in Jahangirpuri, Delhi.