WorkshopQ is a quirky and innovative eco-product manufacturing company driven by the passion of two like-minded entrepreneurs.
We have all read our chapters on the 3 R’s: recycle, reuse and reduce. Based on the same principles, WorkshopQ creates stunning lifestyle home accessories by re-engineering seemingly useless scrap in an effort to reduce the waste generated by households and factories. The ‘Q’ in WorkshopQ stands for quirky, labelling them as a green workshop where only fun and chic products are created.
Upcycling the products made from scrap procured from factories, construction sites, small artisans, households and just about anywhere and transforming them into quirky household objects makes you want to guess the raw material in the first place. What do they actually make? A wide variety ranging from clocks, trays, photo frames, tissue boxes, coasters, card holders, lamps to just about anything eye-catching and which is of utility!
These eco-friendly products are produced in a manner consistent with the latest research in sustainable products by using mostly handmade processes. Their design philosophy of SIE i.e. sustainability, innovation and ethics is the core of upcycling; this helps them convert waste material or useless things into new useful items or products of better quality or of a higher environmental value and reuse in every process and way.
Talking about their products, Radhika and Madhvi, Founders of WorkshopQ explain, “We started WorkshopQ simply by re-thinking about all the waste lying around us. As like-minded sisters we wanted to start a movement instead of just simply a ‘business’. WorkshopQ was born out of that very need to innovate with creativity, sustainability and functionality. Besides the aesthetically pleasing aspect, most of all we hope that our products and the idea behind them contributes to a rising level of awareness concerning both the ecological and the social responsibility. We are convinced that eco-friendly products will be the next generation lifestyle icons and as a brand we want to aim to be the frontrunners.”
WorkshopQ is simplicity blended with creativity. It is an enterprise where they look at things
from a different perspective and give new meaning to ‘green design’. It is where they create inspiring products whilst focusing on the growing danger our planet faces. The lack of awareness in India,and the notion that ‘eco-friendly’ means earthy colours and materials such as jute, clay, etc. prompted them to
A key thought process that went through their minds was to make sure their products looked different whilst the quality was of the highest standard.What sets them apart from others is that their products cannot be recognised as made from ‘scrap’, until someone reads the storyline of the product they attach. They are unique, quirky and fun and can fit into any kind of an environment, whether it is a calm, contemporary, kitschy, quirky or traditional space.
While making their products, Madhvi and Radhika use anything and everything they can lay their hands upon. Acrylic, wood, aluminium, plastic, rubber, jute, fabric, faux leatherette, tyre tubes, vinyl records, CD’s, cork, wood fibre, industrial felt, cables and wires, etc. can be found in abundance in their workshop, but all scrap of course.
WorkshopQ strives to reduce the impact of its own business by using scrap paper for any documentation, keeping packaging to a minimum and using recycled or recyclable material wherever possible. The brand stands as an example that being eco-friendly can also mean lots of fun and all it requires is for you to do is just look at things differently.
The price range of WorkshopQ products starts from Rs. 50 and goes upto Rs. 7000. They currently supply to about 15 cities across India and market their products with the help of retail and e-commerce stores. The sister duo is currently working on tons of new designs promise to be as quirky and
fun as ever.