WHERE ARE WE BASED?
SSF works closely with women from the rural areas of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in North India. We are also coming up with a new Skill Lab for our weavers.
WHAT IS OUR IMPACT?
We have a dual impact- on the social community as well as the environment. By using age-old weaving techniques, we aim to create employment opportunities for women from over 250 villages. At the same time, we also reuse waste materials from the textile industry and from plastic packaging units which, in turn, dramatically reduces the carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
DO WE HAVE A STORE?
For now, we do not have a stand-alone physical shop and conduct most of our sales through our online store itself. However, there are a lot of shops in various cities that sell our products. You can find our products at Beruru, Kolkata Centre for Creativity, Kolkata, The Verandah, Bangalore & The Verandah, Goa.
WHERE DO WE SELL?
We sell our products across the country via our website. You also might see us at a lot of pop-ups, exhibitions, fairs, etc. around the country most frequently in Delhi and Mumbai.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WEIGHT OF OUR PRODUCTS?
The weight of the product depends on its size. Our larger products like the charpais, benches and chairs weigh approximately 5-7 kgs.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN OUR PRODUCTS TAKE?
Since most of our products are hand-woven, they aren’t meant to do heavy-lifting. However, our furniture pieces, like the charpai, can hold the weight of 2 average adults at once. Our storage units like trunks and boxes can hold around 4-6 kgs of material.
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN BE USED OUTDOORS?
All of our products can be placed outdoors as well as indoors. However, since we use a lot of natural material in making them, we would suggest you not to expose them to extreme weather conditions like heavy rain.
WHAT MATERIAL DO WE USE?
We are proud to use sustainable and salvaged waste material to make our products. For the base of most of our furniture pieces, we either use wood or metal. For the ropes that get woven into the final product, we mainly use five materials namely, Cotton Cords, Jute Fibre, Banana Fibre, Multi-layered packaging Plastic Waste, & Textile Waste.
HOW ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SUSTAINABLE?
Our products are woven using ropes that are twined using packaging and textile waste. This ensures that the plastic and other waste that would otherwise get burned and release carbon emissions in the atmosphere, is being transformed into a functional product. Our average product uses 9kgs of waste material thus, saving the world from 18kgs of carbon emissions, per product.
DO WE CUSTOMIZE?
Yes, we do! For making your own lovely product, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I SEND YOU MY FURNITURE WEAVE?
No, we don’t do that yet.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING & DELIVERY TIMELINE?
5-7 days for products that are ready.
1-2 weeks for products that are Made to Order/ customised.
WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Paytm and UPI.
Unfortunately, COD isn't available because the order must be confirmed and paid for since the products are handwoven.
WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR PRODUCT CANCELLATION?
We do not facilitate returns or refunds unless the product has been damaged in transit.
DO WE SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
We do not ship internationally yet. However, we can ship it till a major metropolitan city in India and you can get it shipped to your country from there.