Richa Chadha-Ali Fazal’s fashion brand Ehaab champions Chikankari embroidery

Richa Chadha-Ali Fazal’s fashion brand Ehaab champions Chikankari embroidery

The first drop comprises pure tissue, chanderi chikan kurtis for women and chikankari kurta sets for men | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement When actor Richa Chadha got married to Ali Fazal in October 2022, she chose to wear a custom Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla kurti for their ceremony in Lucknow. The off-white chikankari kurti with a … Read more

Conscious shopper? Head over to Bengaluru’s Paper Boat Collective

Conscious shopper? Head over to Bengaluru’s Paper Boat Collective

Love Me Twice’s second store was opened at Bengaluru recently | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement “You feel good when you shop,” says Mridula Pai, the founder of the thrift label Love Me Twice, the first branch of which opened in Kolkata in 2020. She has recently opened Love Me Twice’s second shop in Bengaluru at the … Read more

Verandah is India’s first brand to bag the Butterfly Mark certification

Verandah is India’s first brand to bag the Butterfly Mark certification

Outfits from Verandah’s Anjuna collection | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement In a major win for Indian luxury fashion, popular resort wear and swimwear brand Verandah has joined the ranks of luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Tom Ford Beauty to bag the Butterfly Mark certification for ‘contributing to the future of the planet’. An … Read more

Lakme Fashion Week 2024: Urvashi Kaur celebrates 15 years in fashion at Jio World Convention centre in Mumbai

Lakme Fashion Week 2024: Urvashi Kaur celebrates 15 years in fashion at Jio World Convention centre in Mumbai

Designer Urvashi Kaur with celebrities and models during her show at Lakme Fashion Week 2024 at Jio World Convention centre in Mumbai, India on March 14. | Photo Credit: Perfect Shadows, FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week and RISE Worldwide In 2008, when Urvashi Kaur started her label, after working with fashion designer Neeta Paul and … Read more

Moonray’s new, eco-friendly spring-summer collection features three-dimensional craftwork

Moonray’s new, eco-friendly spring-summer collection features three-dimensional craftwork

garments from Moonray’s spring-summer collection Equilibrium | Photo Credit: Special arrangement Inspired by Nature, Moonray’s spring-summer collection, Equilibrium, envelops traditional crafts and dyeing techniques within the fold of sustainable fashion and modern design sensibilities. While plant-based dyes and eco-friendly fabrics are the cynosure of the range that hit store’s shelves mid-February, it is the three-dimensional floral bouquet details on … Read more

Mcap of three of top-10 most-valued firms erodes by Rs 82,082.91 cr; Reliance biggest laggard

Mcap of three of top-10 most-valued firms erodes by Rs 82,082.91 cr; Reliance biggest laggard

The combined market valuation of three of the top-10 most valued firms eroded by Rs 82,082.91 crore last week, with Reliance Industries taking the biggest hit. From the top-10 pack, Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank and State Bank of India were the three laggards, while Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever, Infosys, ITC, Bharti … Read more

India Handmade Collective to host an exhibition of naturally dyed khadi and handlooms in Hyderabad

India Handmade Collective to host an exhibition of naturally dyed khadi and handlooms in Hyderabad

A model showcases a sari by Blue Lotus | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Handwoven and handspun khadi garments as well as naturally dyed fabrics will be in the spotlight at an exhibition in Hyderabad, from August 10 to 12. Hosted by the India Handmade Collective (IHMC) as part of its S.A.L.T Stories (Sustain Alternate Live … Read more

Kokūn’s latest Spring collection is zero-waste and naturally-dyed

Kokūn’s latest Spring collection is zero-waste and naturally-dyed

Sustainability, naturally-dyed and locally grown are terms now commonplace in the fashion industry. But brands that grow their own plants to create dyes are few and far between. Which is what designer Mridu Mehta Tiwari hopes to change with Kokūn (meaning, cocoon), which she founded in 2020, to create zero-waste garments eco-printed with tannin-rich leaves … Read more

Global fashion industry moving towards sustainable ways to thrive in the market: Shivendra Nigam, CFO, Cantabil 

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Customers still majorly prefer the tangible experience of physical shopping. As the festive season approaches and the inoculation drive picks up pace across the country, players are hopeful that the festive shopping this year will drive positive growth for most retailers, with the possibility of even doing even better sales than the pre-pandemic levels. Though … Read more

Sustainable fashion: Leather is not the villain it is made out to be

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Leather and sustainability appear to be opposites only if one’s view is skin-deep. (Image: Aranyani) By Aravind Balasubramanya,  Festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi are around the corner. And around the corner from there are Eid and Diwali. What better excuse than the festive season to let out the shopper in you and enjoy some pandemic-free … Read more