We are so grateful & excited for being chosen as the Artist In Residence for the month of October 2018 at Eileen Fisher's Store in Troy,Michigan . Come meet us at their beautiful store in Somerset Collective. We are looking forward to engage and share more about our journey in sustainable fashion and production methods.
Variously founder & creative director Anjali Purohit had a thoughtful conversation with @jibs_podcast about her journey in design industry , challenges of sustainable fashion,how @studiovariously is enabling itself as an emerging label in this domain of fashion by pursuing ethical practices through cross cultural design collaborations & complexities of supply chain in fashion among others. Have always enjoyed hearing out & learning from the curated podcasts of several amazing #detroit based entrepreneurs & so thankful + excited to be featured among them.
People care only if people know, sums up the intention in participating in the Fashion Revolution Week for Variously as a sustainable design label based out of Metro Detroit area.
Variously is a young independent accessory label focusing on sustainable textiles and partners with global artisans to develop capsule collections in home & fashion that are concept driven rather than influenced by short lived trends. The whole purpose is to restore & revive heritage artisan clusters, also by involving sources local to the artisans like dyers, small farms to support inclusiveness in the supply chain. Variously only chooses to use highest qualities of natural yarns and dyes to accomplish a more environment friendly collection with minimal modern aesthetics for the socially conscious consumer.
Being a part of Fashion Revolution week for Variously was mainly to kick off effective awareness for what Fashion Revolution does as an international organization and what Variously as a young ethical design label is working towards in Metro Detroit area. Variously founder, Anjali Purohit shared data organized & collected responsibly by Fashion Revolution over past few years to narrate the importance of what Fashion Revolution is doing globally and the impact of the outreach. It involved combining both the ethical working conditions for people who make our clothes and the processes adopted in production and its impact on environment on a day-to-day basis.
Fashion as an industry is consumed by all in different price points and also happens to the biggest employer of women in its supply chain. As an industry it is part of the global culture scenario where diversity is celebrated both functionally and aesthetically. Due to its direct impact to our environment it is imperative we educate ourselves about why transparency is key to ensuring more responsible products. Showcasing Behind The Scenes of Variously in Fashion Revolution Week was a small but conscious step to join hands in a more transparent supply chain at a global level.
Read More https://www.fashionrevolution.org/usa-blog/looking-back-the-best-of-fashion-revolution-week-in-the-midwest/
Variously's short film Resa Thread is an official selection for Fashion Film Festival Milano !
We are thrilled beyond and more to share that our small & honest attempt to cover the human aspect & beauty in the process of handloom weaving technique which we covered through our short documentary Resa Thread has been selected for the Official Screening at Fashion Film Festival Milano. Stay tuned for more updates as we move forward with our contributions to sustainable fashion & global artisanal partnerships. Thank you to the generous team of Fashion Film Festival Milan for giving us this incredible opportunity !
So excited to announce our participation at Brand Assembly , a curated show of emerging luxury brands in fashion. Variously will be showing its capsule collection of handwoven scarves in finest quality of cashmere, wool, cotton and silk shibori scarves , throws handwoven using finest quality of yak, cashmere and merino as well. Variously will also be showing a small collection of shibori silk cushions in indigo hues complemented with gold.
Check out more details at http://www.brandassembly.com/ny-fall-winter-18
Looking forward to connect with stores, buyers and exhibitors who support sustainability , ethical production practices and hand crafted techniques with contemporary narratives.
Variously participated at the Annual Artisan's Summit by Nest, Nyc at United Nations in December 2017. As an artisanal business and stakeholder in sustainable production practices, it was natural for Variously to be present from Detroit to represent its global artisanal supply chain and advocate for ethical production practices and living wages for all the master artisans and ethical businesses we engage with globally.
Founder of Variously, Anjali Purohit at United Nations with many other
artisanal businesses from Asia,Africa and South America.
A true labor of love . Resa Thread : A sustainable story is our behind the scenes short documentary now also featured in the Fashion Films segment on Not Just A Label, global platform for contemporary independent labels https://www.notjustalabel.com/fashion-films
Resa has been shot on site to create awareness about the production and design process involved in creating our sustainable textiles by collaborating with master artisans in Nepal.
Resa was also shown at Orleans + Winders , a luxury boutique in Historical Eastern Market in Detroit in November 2017 Trunk Show .
#njal #fashionfilms #orleansandwinders #detroit
Orleans + Winders is not just a luxury boutique that carries stunning brands from all over the world but is also a mindful purveyor of finest slow fashion and high design. Based out of historical Eastern Market in Detroit . Variously is proud to be part of classic labels showcased from Nyc , Paris , Chicago , Shanghai , Detroit & more, on this inspiring platform and space.
Variously participated in the 2017 November Holiday Pop Up at West Elm , Birmingham Michigan to showcase its artisanal sustainable textile products like throws, scarves and cushions for a mindful purchase. West Elm supports Local Brands and was a fantastic platform for positive feedback and sales for our team. #westelm #shopsmall #shoplocal
Variously Founder was invited to be part of the panel for Ethical Fashion by Asteya , at Women's Convention Detroit 2017 organized by Women's March at The Cobo Center.
Variously Founder Anjali Purohit joined an exciting lineup of panelist's at Women's Convention in Detroit from all over the country. Fellow panelists included Sarah Ayers, Founder of the cut and sew shop William + Bonnie and natural textile dyeing business Home Grown Textiles, Lori McColl CEO + Founder of the retail tech consulting firm Whim-Detroit, Bob Bland CEO + Founder of Manufacture New York & Co-President of the Women's March, and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Women's March Team Member and Co-Founder of labels Tabii Just and LIVARI, a totally sustainable, women-led, zero waste fashion brand that's bringing a new brand of female-focused activism to New York Fashion Week. Asteya a personal styling company based on the principles of sustainability was a fantastic curator and moderator for the event.
It was an extremely enriching experience joined by these incredibly successful women from all over US in Detroit , on a mission to create awareness on ethical fashion from various aspects of design, styling, production & technology.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Cobo Hall, Detroit