I love Saris. But until recently, I had no idea what most saris are made of and how sustainable they are. What do words like Chiffon, Organza, Georgette mean anyway? And that’s why i did some digging. Here are the most commonly used materials in Saris, Lehengas, and Salwar Kameez, and what their environmental, labor, … Continue reading How sustainable is your Sari?
Its Fashion Revolution week, the year 2020. The world is in a lockdown due to a strange new virus that threatens our very existence. However, we cannot forget the importance of this week that marks the anniversary of a very tragic event, that changed the fashion industry forever, for the better. This is a quick … Continue reading Fash Rev 2020
Until very recently only hipsters and 'environmental alarmists' were thought to shop at Op shops and flea markets. 'Thrifting' conjured up an image of a Basantapur night market type street bazaar with rejected old clothes. But things are changing. As more and more people realise that thrifting is the greenest (and cheapest) way to shop, … Continue reading 7 ways to thrift like a pro in Nepal
Shirley Bredal makes kids’ clothing, decor, toys, bedding, accessories from OEKO-TEX certified materials like Wool, Hemp-Cotton, Linen-Cotton. All their products are made by hand -- knitted, sewn and embroidered in Nepal. They also make some beautiful knits and accessories for the moms. This brand has really paid attention to detail in color, design and finish, … Continue reading If you’re a Mama (or a Daddy), you’ll love this brand.
I went to business school. We studied everything from Strategy to Economics, Accounting to Brand Management to Business Communication. We even learned Negotiation, and some of my classmates even studied a foreign language to set them up for success in the global workplace. But the environmental impact of business was almost completely ignored. As if … Continue reading We’ve got a small window of opportunity to do the right thing
I’ve focused a lot on the ‘Eco’ side of sustainability on this platform. But this brand has such a great social model, that I would be remiss if I didn’t feature them. Anthropose is a Nepal based eyewear company that makes sunnies and prescription glasses. I love their styles because they’re timeless. They're not made … Continue reading What if I told you your sunglasses could change the world?
Soy fibre looks and feels amazing. It can be blended with a host of materials, to serve the luxury, casual as well as athleisure industry. Its soft, moisture wicking, durable, works well with natural dyes and is a great alternative to wool, silk and cashmere. is it ethical or not? There’s good news and bad news: … Continue reading Soy – Is it Ethical?
Im a recovering shopaholic, so please bear with me. I’ve been sober for almost three years. I was in Bangkok recently, ‘the shoppers paradise’. I didn't go shopping at all, and I was pretty pleased with myself. Then on the day I was to head South of Thailand, I had a few hours to kill … Continue reading Slow Fashion = Self Torture?
Ethical, Vegan, Slow, Organic, Fair-trade, Recyled, Repurposed - these terms are thrown around a LOT in the Ethical Fashion space. Lets break down the jargon. Organic - The crop the garment is made from, is grown without the use of genetically modified seeds, artificial fertilisers and chemical pesticides. In garments, the GOTS (Global Organic Textile … Continue reading Jargon !! Let’s break it down
Alright here they are - Proyog According to this Indian Yoga Wear company, " it’s a clarion call to millions of present-day yoga lovers who still wear polyester. Unaware of the innate contradiction, or the harm they invite." Their Dhoti yoga pants for both men and women are made from 50% Organic Cotton and 50% … Continue reading 2 Yoga brands that genuinely give a shit