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The annual sustainability report

2020

Sustainability is serious business and while we're not really left-brained people, we do understand that the math is important. With this report, we aim to assess our manufacturing and social impacts.

manufacturing

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02

collections

28

garments

Total number of garments made = 20 garments
Total number of yards used = 37.56 yards
Average yards per garment = 1.87 yards

Total number of garments made = 28 garments


Average yards per garment = 1.73 yards

As per conventional methods, it would take about 4-5 yards to make a voluminous layered dress. However, at SANAH SHARMA the average yards for dresses was less than 2 yards approximately.

Typical wastage standards

15%

Average Wastage at

SANAH SHARMA

6%

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Average wastage per garment = 0.103 yards
Average waste % = 6%

Along with using lesser material per style we have also managed to bring down waste by more than 50% of the conventional standards.
Additionally, we also saw a major leap in the waste reduction in the overall manufacturing. 

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 88%+ 

 zero-waste 

 

More than 88% of the year's manufactured products were zero-waste in design. 

social impact

 

100+

participants

 

educated through workshops, academic lectures, Instagram live sessions to create awareness on sustainability

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16

women

 

were educated at the Maharani Vidyawati Institute of Technical Training where our founder, Sanah taught as part of her social service undertakings.

10+

stores

 

This year we onboarded onto more than 10 marketplaces offering sustainability to a wider audience and also built our eco-studio.

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the road ahead

Going ahead, we're setting a few crucial agendas for 2021

  • We are going completely sustainable with our raw materials for our 2021 collection. 

  • Inclusivity - we will be open to customisations to include both smaller and larger sizes.

  • These would include recycled materials, bamboo fibre, headstock fabric, pre-loved sarees

  • To further reduce our environmental footprint we are going to be introducing the concept of virtual garments that will be made just-in-time and on order.

  • We aim to cover and highlight 20 businesses or individuals that are creating positive global impact for a better future through our awareness creation campaign 'Agents of Change'

  • Educating 200 women and children through workshops, guest lectures, etc.