Sanjay Garg is a textile designer who studied for one year at the Indian Institute of Craft and Design in Jaipur (2000-2001) before completing his education in 2003 at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi. After working for other Indian designers, he started his label Raw Mango in 2008 specifically to promote contemporary Indian handwoven textiles fabricated in traditional techniques. Working through the Chanderi Cluster Development Programme, he was instrumental in the revival of chanderi fabric in the state of Madhya Pradesh, expanding later to other weaving styles and dabu block printing from his home state of Rajasthan.
Raw Mango draws from the colours, philosophies, and cultures of India to create a unique voice, questioning place and perspective through design. As a design house, Raw Mango collaborates with artisans across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Varanasi. In pursuit of designing a new aesthetic vocabulary, Raw Mango’s designs simultaneously innovate upon century old skills and embrace the benefits of the digital age. Through the media of textile, culture, and politics, Garg continues to create new conversations on textiles, culture, and politics.
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