While everyone is talking about how we should be more environment-friendly and how we should make products that are less harmful to the environment. But the only industry that is accepting this approach and working towards it is the fashion industry.
North East is a big contributor in promoting slow fashion and zero wastage. These designers from North East are also focusing on promoting heritage textiles. These designers are focusing on everything from traditional Khasi attire to Manipuri Phanek that showcases the beauty of handlooms. They are presenting all traditional things with a modern twist and we love it.
Jenjum Gadi, Nagaland
Gadi is showcasing traditional clothes and patterns into modern fashion. It focuses on unisex clothing. You will find everything here vertically stripped coats, fluid pants, knee-length hoodies and even quirky jewellery. They also use cotton and natural dyes on their clothes.
Kuzu by Karma Sonam, Sikkim
Kuzu means body in Bhutia language which is an initiative to explore the expression of every individual. Kuzu is promoting slow fashion and also the local weavers and artisans.
Daniel Syiem, Meghalaya
Daniel Syiem makes classic and timeless clothes for women. You should really check out their collection once and I am sure you will fall in love with the designs. The best part this label is very eco-friendly and is promoting comfortable fashion.
Khumanthem by Richana Khumanthem, Manipur
When you see the clothes and designs of Khumanthem you will realize that the designs and everything are inspired by folktales, myths, and legends. Every design of her tells a story.
Tilla by Aratrik Dev Varman, Tripura
Tilla is a fashion and interior design studio situated in Ahmedabad. The collections are inspired form village crafts and give them a modern twist. They have a fuss-free cloth collection.
Exotic Echo Society by Sonnie Kath, Nagaland
This label works towards giving an employment to the rural poor artisans and weavers. They create home furnishing, accessories, shawls and beaded jewelry.
This label creates some amazing clothes that are elegant yet fuss-free. They focus on reflecting the rich heritage of North Eastern textiles through their designs.