Applicants from over 60 countries were contending for the Woolmark Prize, which is an international accolade that recognizes designers’ work with wool. This year, the applicants submitted their merino wool designs and Ruchika Sachdeva’s Bodice took the award home. Her collection consisted of wool separates and about 80% of it was created from the various regions in India. The details were all sustainably created, as well, and the dyes were all plant and fruit based and the buttons were made from coconut shells. We simply love the lightweight collection of Bodice.
Picture courtesy: The Woolmark Company
Seams For Dreams is proud to see that Indian designers are getting recognition internationally. While Bodice is currently in around 20 stores and numerous online portals in India, it is rare that some of these sustainable brands ever get noticed abroad. The Woolmark Prize awarded Bodice equivalent to about 1 crore rupees and the brand gets potential placement in various major retailers worldwide. Great job, Ruchika! Stories like this give us major hope for the sustainable fashion movement in India and all around the world. Read the Elle article with the full story here.
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