For a hot minute slow fashion became synonymous with shapeless sacks floating down the runway in earth-toned hues. But not anymore. Sewing some fun in to fashion is our mid-summer and monsoon special issue. Leaving behind blah silhouettes and a severe palette, a few sustainable labels in India have livened up the rather dull conversation with something meaningful to say. Founders of our favourite conscious fashion labels pick the ‘it’ piece from their collections this season and tell us why we need them in our closets.
We are drowning in an ocean of plastic.
Statistics are damning. By 2015, 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic had been produced. Two-thirds of it remains languishing on earth. At least 2 billion people globally do not have their rubbish collected. Heck, microplastic has reached the depths of the Mariana Trench.
But, what if for every transaction involving plastic, you could offset its impact by recycling the equivalent of plastic you consume? That’s exactly what Peter Wang Hjemdahl, Svanika Balasubramanian, and Aditya Siroya, the three co-founders of rePurpose,a social enterprisethat helps you offset your plastic footprint, intend to do.
Sarah Nicole Edwards, Founder, Copper + Cloves & Health Coach, is on a mission to prove that eating well does not mean boring or restrictive food. Sarah studied with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a certified Health and Wellness Coach. She uses a […]
Designer and co-founder of design house, Unlike Design Co. (www.unlike.in), Harpreet Padam graduated from the Accessory Design Department at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi in 1999. Harpreet and his partner at Unlike, Lavanya Asthana, a communication design graduate from the National Institute […]
How do we find our calling? In a two-part series, we look at pioneering women from the Indian subcontinent who went against the grain to follow their heart, defying odds and setbacks. Occupying centerstage at the first Marriott TED Fellows Salon to be hosted in […]