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
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?
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
Michael Kors Most MK bags are made from Polyurethane or PU, with leather trimmings. You will hear the abbreviation PU a lot in this story, so let me explain what it means. PU is a kind of plastic that can be treated to look a lot like leather. In fact, most bags, shoes, sofa upholstery, … Continue reading 8 popular handbags and what they’re made of
The fashion scene in India is incredibly dynamic, and its easy to lose track of the number of local designer labels entering the Indian market each year. Many of the day wear brands focus on the Indo-Western dressing style, and hand-woven fabric, particularly cotton and linen. However, there are only a handful of brands using … Continue reading Ek Katha – Clothes that tell a story