My Sustainable Closet – Georgina Iraheta

Georgina is an intrepid traveler having been involved in volunteering and working with young children and youth from an early age. Growing up in relatively privileged surroundings in El Salvador, Georgina recalls that shopping for clothes was always done with a view to purchase clothes for the following six months to a year. The options […]

Cultivating Conversations – The Fair Play Forum

Recognizing the need to provide a platform for like-minded leaders to convene to share best practices, struggles, successes and develop up strategies to collaborate, the Fair Play Forum was launched. To date, the Fair Play Forum has convened in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Bangalore India. We recently caught up with the participants from the event held […]

My Sustainable Closet – Sunaina Patel

For Sunaina, leading a sustainable lifestyle has been personal journey focussed on health, nutrition and beauty products. She makes every effort not to be wasteful in all that she does. In many ways, this personal journey has been a lifelong one for Sunaina. Raised in the UK by parents who migrated from India, the principles […]

Lush Bazzar launches its second summer collection!

THE ART OF SUNDER “The Art of Sunder” is Lush Bazaar’s second summer collection. Timbrel Chyatee’s inspiration behind this collection was her Grandfather names Sunder and the beautiful handwoven. crisp cotton clothing he would wear. He was undoubtedly her hero and the one who shaped her family. He taught others around him to serve and […]

My Sustainable Closet – Chris Bouwer

As President of Facilitators International, a nonprofit that provides support for organizations that work in the area of anti-human trafficking in Nepal, Chris Bouwer is an avid supporter of Higher Ground Crafts . Over the years Chris has sold Higher Ground Craft accessories by hosting jewelry parties and to local retailers in Michigan. In addition to […]

Artesan Profile: Yabal

A conversation with Yabal founder, Allison Havens. Origin Yabal is a k’iche’ word which means “hope”. We began in 2005 to support two indigenous communities that were destroyed and subsequently displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Stan that affected many areas of Guatemala during that time. Yabal began as an organization to help these communities […]

Case Study: Recycled Sari Book

Reflections on craft product development from the eyes of an industrial (product) designer. While living in Bangladesh, one of the social businesses that I worked with was Sacred Mark Enterprise (SME), which works to provide alternative employment to former sex workers through handicraft production. My support centered around graduating this business from being incubated under […]

Artesan profile: Pomogrenade

Aiswarya Kutty and Madhu Umapathy co-founders of Pomogrenade share their story about starting a sustainable fashion brand. Pomogrenade started as an idea between the both of us to make clothes that were both fun and functional. One thing we always talked about is that ‘clothes shouldn’t dictate how you wear them, you dictate how to […]

Artesan Profile: Diya Foundation

We recently caught up with Diya Foundation  CEO and founder, Maria S Santamaria to learn more about how the foundation provides life skills training and employment opportunities for the differently-abled. Diya Foundation is a Vocational Training Center for adults with intellectual challenges. The focus at Diya is life skill and work skill training towards the […]

Artesan Profile: Lush Bazzar

A conversation with Timbrel Chyatee   The Brand Lush Bazaar is a socially conscious fashion label that began over three years ago. It has grown from an accessory label to a clothing label and the best is yet to come! Lush Bazaar sells handcrafted, Indowestern clothing that tells a story of empowerment and inspiration. Our […]