Chamar Studio

Sudheer Rajbhar is an artist-activist gunning for social change through the medium of fashion. The Bombay born artist is behind the brand Chamar Studio, which has made minimal bags out of soft, recycled rubber tyres for their debut collection, Bombay Black. He works with cobblers and leather craftsmen from the Dalit community who were made redundant after the beef ban was instituted. The word ‘chamar’ has long been used as a slur; this brand is Rajbhar’s way of reclaiming the word.