Fashion, Home Decor

Woven Hope

This week, I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you to an ethical Australian brand called Baby Peppers. I first started working with the company’s founder, Gaayathri Periasami, in October 2017. I was initially intrigued by the unique products for babies since I had a number of friend and family members expecting children around the time. I… Read More Woven Hope

Fashion, Travel

Valuing Women’s Work

In light of last week’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), I thought I’d explore a subject that is very close to my heart – woman-owned businesses. This topic gets at the very raison d’etre of this blog. As you might have read in my ‘My Story’ page, I firmly believe in the transformative power of women… Read More Valuing Women’s Work

Fashion

Thread to Power

This week, I’m excited to share an extra-special collaboration with GuaTela, one of my favorite social enterprises. According to founder Smita Jacob, GuaTela positions itself as a “vehicle for gifted women weavers in Guatemala to collectivize and create high quality handmade fashion accessories aimed at the global consumer.” GuaTela’s story is so compelling that I… Read More Thread to Power

Fashion, Local Guide to Global Style

Design for Good

Do you ever associate high fashion with ethical fashion? Yeah, me neither. I typically stay away from “high fashion” designers because they aren’t always transparent about how their products are made. I can’t tell you how many designer labels I’ve come across in the local markets in Cambodia (where many of these products are made).… Read More Design for Good

Fashion, Travel

Wrapped in Warmth

As you might have gathered from my post on incorporating more silk into my everyday life, I’m really into fabrics that feel good against the skin. I travel quite a lot for work, and over the past decade, I’ve probably spent weeks of my life sitting on planes. Given all of the traveling that I… Read More Wrapped in Warmth

All, Fashion, Home Decor

Threads of Tradition

When most people think of the fashion industry in Bangladesh, they think of sweatshops and garment factories that produce clothing for companies like Walmart, Zara, and Gap. Indeed, these companies hold the majority of the garment market in Bangladesh to meet the growing demand for merchandise produced with cheap labor. In fact, this was part… Read More Threads of Tradition