Nepali Sustainable & Ethical Brands
When one thinks about fashion, words like glamour, style, trend, etc. immediately strike the mind rather than words like sustainable, Eco-friendly or ethical. However its time to question the fashion industry or the brand you wear how sustainable and ethical it is? Ethical and sustainable fashion has been gathering momentum globally in the past decade.
Ethical and sustainable fashion is an approach towards sourcing, manufacturing and designing clothes & accessories which maximizes the benefits to the industry and society at large, at the same time minimizes the impacts on the environment. Ethical means something that is morally right and acceptable.
Today, sustainability is a way of doing business rather than just a concept. Brands like Stella McCartney and NOIR are the pioneers of ethical and sustainable fashion. Now many companies have embraced the concept of sustainability and have implemented it in the business. These companies have understood that integrating social and environmental issues with business will yield long term benefits to the company.
Here are few Nepali brands which have embraced the concept.
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Bora Studio Nepal
Bora Studio Nepal is unique sustainable fashion brand that works with the theme “Quality not Quantity”. Bora Studio brings a modern simplicity through their fashion and lifestyle products. Every fabric is hand picked, ethically, from local manufacturers around Nepal. The natual recyclable fabrics like silk, allo (nettle), bamboo are widely used. The best part of the brand is they uses natural dyes to color the cloth and uses natural leaves, flowers, roots to bring up lively patterns onto the fabrics. Their products resembles the practices of every day life, embracing the local culture and tradition with a story on each products.
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Ekadesma- tales of Nepali craft
Ekadesma means ‘once upon a time’ in Nepali. They tell stories of Nepal through graphic tees and homewares, and their unique clothing line. The materials they use are hand-woven by underprivileged women in the community. Each item is made from 100% natural materials like cotton, bamboo and hemp which are grown by local farmers in Nepal. From start to finish, each item is entirely hand-made in Nepal, which makes this company unique.
Click link for Ekadeshma
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