About Us

We are a social enterprise in New Delhi which up-cycles waste fabric generated from mass clothing manufacturers to create handcrafted products by Afghan woman refugees in India. 

Iris Strill, co-founder Silaiwali, overseeing fine craftsmanship of the artisans


SilaiWali carefully handpicks beautiful Indian cotton waste fabric to develop a line of simple yet sophisticated rag dolls. Each piece is designed, cut, stitched and embroidered in our studio in Delhi. Every handmade piece is unique. The story of the product is narrated on the tag through an embedded video which evoke an emotional connect; a kindred relationship between the craftsperson and the consumer.