India is now at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement and with all the beautiful fabrics and craftsmanship, there’s no reason that it shouldn’t be. Some brands are making bold statements in the movement by only making clothes that can be traced back to the artists, while some have even created lines completely from up-cycling. Here are five of our favorites right now:
The name Arture is a portmanteau of the two words Art + Nature. Arture was born in Chennai and makes accessories such as bags, wallets, and sleeves all out of cork! The brand prides itself on being truly vegan in the sense that no animals or the environment were harmed in the process of making their items.
In the tiny lanes of Kolkata, you will find a small factory where these lovely jute burlap bags are designed and handmade. The cool thing about the brand is that all of their bags are customisable and made with bits of recycled leather. See something you like, but need extra pockets? Reach out to the team through their Instagram page and they’ll make you exactly what you need.
Doodlage is one of the top brands in India today that is both high street fashion and sustainable. In fact, Doodlage is one of the only brands that all of their clothes exclusively from scraps, specifically good quality second hand clothes. Because of the different fabrics they have at their disposal, every single garment they make is truly unique.
This Gurgaon based fashion line Kharakapas believes in using only the purest varieties of cotton and handloom fabrics. While shopping, you will find lots of ikat, shibori, and other hand-dyed cotton clothing that is flowy and perfect for warm climates.
No Nasties offers 100% organic and fair-trade clothing for both men and women. The cool thing about the brand is that every part of their business model is ethical; from the farms that provide the cotton to the factories that they work with to make the clothes. No Nasties also partners with various charity organizations and Go Green initiatives.
At Seams For Dreams, we want to recognize and encourage brands that are doing their part in the sustainable fashion movement in hopes to inspire you to invest in fashion that makes a measurable impact on our people and environment!
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