Madhu shares her journey as a designer and her work towards responsible and sustainable fashion in India. She is a designer extraordinaire and a doyen in the Indian crafts sector, evident from her many partnerships over the years with the Government of India’s Ministry of Textiles. Thanks to her early experiments with bamboo yarn, she was instrumental in introducing bamboo as an alternative textile in India.
After more years of sourcing, research, and development, she was able to perfect the right quality of bamboo fibre that, when woven together with other natural fibres, has the right tensile strength to stand up to the established yarns. Her Bamboo Silk Ikat weave is the first of its kind in the world.