About us

Théla is a plastic upcycling initiative that handcrafts products with discarded plastic bags, thus diverting plastic waste from filling our landfills, polluting our oceans and harming our wildlife.

The word ‘Théla’ colloquially means ‘plastic bags’ in Hindi.

The people behind Théla

My name is Diti, I am a graphic designer from Mumbai and I live in Athens. This initiative has emerged out of my love for design, making things with my hands and living consciously and as sustainably as possible.


I started this initiative with a lot of help from friends and family.

LataMy mother, Lata manages all the production and operations in India.


JohnMy husband, John, co-founder of an upcycled fashion label, 3QUARTERS has built the website, does all the product photography and sews the crocheted products.