Abhipsa is a French national who grew up in India and was educated in the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. She ran a leather business for 18 years and saw firsthand the waste that it produced. She started thinking about using that waste instead of dumping it in landfills. That effort led her to thinking about using all kind of so called "waste" to create useful and beautiful items. Upcycling has now become a way of life. She is now an active member of the Ok Upcycling Studio of Auroville which is mainly focused on spreading awareness on waste and environment issues by doing Art exhibitions, diverse workshops for design universities, companies, and schools. The team motto is: Teamwork, quality control, having fun and being creative with waste!