Mahashakti Seva Kendra, an all women’s organization, stems from one of the most of the tragic incidents to have hit India. On December 2nd 1984, a massive gas leak in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh took more than 20,000 lives and was deemed the ‘Hiroshima’ of the chemical industry. The aftermath of the incident is still felt, with children of the gas affected victims being born with mental and physical abnormalities. ‘Say No To Chemicals’ is Mahashakti’s slogan Mahashakti’s mission is two-fold; to help the families affected by this gas tragedy by providing employment and to revive the dying art of natural dyes. The material is handwoven and block printed using natural dyes (processed from vegetables) while the zari work embellishes the material.