My Cart

Oh Scrap! Madras Makes Reusable and Upcycled Face Masks

Oh Scrap! Madras Makes Reusable and Upcycled Face Masks

Sustainable fashion startup Oh Scrap! Madras from Chennai in India makes sustainable, reusable, and upcycled cotton masks for both children and adults.

It's easy to forget about the planet and ecosystems in these difficult times as COVID-19 continues to spread globally. But with the right mindset and enough talents, it's possible to keep protecting the environment while caring for human health.

The reusable cotton masks from Oh Scrap! Madras are made from upcycled cotton fabric, according to the Ministry of Health recommendations and the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

"In the fight of COVID-19, Oh Scrap! Madras is set to provide adequate help by distributing face masks to people in need, front line workers like policemen, grocers, vegetable vendors, and other individuals in the city of Chennai. [...] They are 100% cotton, with at least 2 layers of fabric, longish strings to accommodate all types of heads. Wash after each use, iron and you are good to wear it again!"

 - Dominique Lopez, Oh Scrap! Madras co-founder

Zero-waste upcycling fashion has been the brand motto since its debut last year. This initiative is not only one of the most environmentally friendly in the fashion world but also fair and socially responsible.

Since the green movement is booming, upcycling is gaining massive popularity in the textile and apparel industry. Fashion brands, designers, retailers, and consumers are now expressing a regained interest in upcycled clothing as it offers advantages.

Read up my article on the social and environmental benefits of upcycling clothing to learn more about how it minimizes the impact of fashion on the environment.

Oh Scrap! Madras founders Priyanjoli Basu and Dominique Lopez promote sustainability with zero-waste fashion and upcycled fabrics. They make new pieces of clothing by cutting and sewing used garments and other textiles, now working from home.

The leftover fabrics they use come from garment export and tailoring units, 100% cotton washed and sanitized.

Visit Oh Scrap! Madras Instagram for more information.

Photo courtesy of Oh Scrap! Madras


About the Author: Alex Assoune

Alex Assoune Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks four languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.


More, More, More

Related Articles

food crop

Circular Systems Isaac Nichelson on Eco-Fashion Using Food Waste

Sustainable fashion is one of the biggest challenges of our time. It requires new technologies, innovations, and infrastructure developments. One of them is using food waste to create eco-friendly fibers... Read More

False Ego Colorado Sustainable Fashion Brand Upcycles And Recycles

Meet False Ego, a new sustainable fashion brand based in Denver Colorado in the United States. The company is looking for new technologies and systems to ensure the highest quality... Read More
false ego
neonyt on air

Neonyt Fashion Fair Goes Virtual

The fashion fair Neonyt had to be canceled this summer due to the COVID-19 crisis. The organizers decided to open a virtual show called "Neonyt on Air" with talks, conferences,... Read More

Top 10 Books About The Fast Fashion Disaster

Fast fashion a highly successful and global phenomenon. It has gained massive popularity over the last 20 years and is now everywhere. But it has a very detrimental impact on... Read More
fast fashion books
ethical clothing

Ethical Clothing: All About Fair Fashion

Fair fashion is much more than a trend. It's a revolution. Today, it's becoming increasingly important to have a great style but also protect the well-being of people, animals, and... Read More

Emma Watson About Her New Role on The Sustainability Committee

Emma Watson was appointed Chair of the Sustainability Committee of Kering Group's Board of Directors previously this year. She is a famous British actress, model, and activist, fervent supporter of... Read More
gucci handbag
slow fashion dress

How to Slow Down Fast Fashion

The fashion industry is the second-largest polluting industry in the world. The rise of fast fashion over the last 20 years is responsible for its massive growth but also its... Read More

Sustainable Alternatives to Recycled Plastic You Should Know About

Conscious consumers now look for sustainable synthetic fabrics as the more ethical and responsible choice for clothing, especially in activewear and sports apparel. Recycled plastics including recycled polyester and nylon... Read More
plastic girl pool
sustainable fashion

4 High-Tech Fabrics for a Sustainable Fashion Future

The global textile and apparel industry is one of the greatest polluters. Luckily, innovative and sustainable materials are slowly replacing traditional polluting fabrics. The overproduction and overconsumption of cheaply made... Read More

Sustainable Fashion Brand ExtraAF Launches in the Middle of a Crisis

The new London-based sustainable fashion brand ExtraAF is launching officially worldwide. The brand offers high-quality garments made from a wide selection of eco-friendly materials, without compromising on style. Founded in... Read More
Sustainable Fashion Brand ExtraAF Launches in the Middle of a Crisis


Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing