Heart to Haat was Karishma Sahani Khan’s endeavour to reduce production waste of her own brand Ka-sha. A graduate from the London College of Fashion, Karishma has kept the process, people and materials at the core of all her creations. What started out as a zero-waste endeavour at Ka-Sha in 2012, has now been turned into an industry-wide solution for textile waste that cannot be recycled. Through Ka-sha and now Heart to Haat, Khan’s designs use handcrafted processes while using materials handwoven by artisan clusters in India. She made her mark globally by showcasing at fashion weeks (India), TRANOI (Paris), Who’s Next (Paris), South Africa Fashion Week (Johannesburg), Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (Malaysia), and London Design Festival (London).
Improving livelihoods of marginalised communities who have suffered the most with the advent of fast fashion, either through artisanal collaborations or simply giving enough back.
All steps involved in creating the final product are done by hand. Utilising skills of artisans involved, makes each piece, one of a kind.
Low or minimal use of power, hence reducing their carbon emissions. These brands have opted for slower yet more expensive greener methods of production.
Heart to Haat is inspired by the indigenous ideology of reusing, re-purposing and reclaiming. It was born as the team delved deeper into existential questions of conscious practices at Ka-Sha, their sister label. All Heart to Haat products are made using production waste and applying innovative design techniques to create beautiful, functional products ranging from bags to accessories to clothing.