Himani Thappa

Trash to treasure: Upcycling with the art of macrame


Himani Thapa is a Craft Researcher & Design Educator, striving to interpret & revive the traditional crafts with contemporary expression. After her graduation in traditional textiles, She has completed her post Graduation from National Institute of Design in 2012. After working in the Fashion & Textile sector in Mumbai for past 5 years, She is currently working with the Ministry of Textiles as a Natural Fibre Expert & Design Consultant, involved with artisan skill development training in Uttarakhand, focussing on sustainable livelihood development, with crafts like weaving, knitting, crochet, macrame, embroidery and stitching.


Up-cycling is a new trend for green fashion, it is the craft of creating something out of Nothing. "Trash to Treasure", is an exciting workshop where this trend meets the age old craft of Macrame. The students get to experiment & play with a variety of materials, which are easily available around them, right from an old worn out T-shirt to organic materials like leaves & twigs. Exploring the techniques of knotting & braiding they will be able to create 3D surfaces & products by up-cycling these materials.