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Interview by The Soko Edit
Honored to be included among 20 enterpreneurs from 12 countries in The Soko Edit Community.
Read our full interview here :
HOW SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS MAKERS ARE GIVING BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES. Ethics meets aesthetics in these thoughtfully crafted pieces.
Studio Variously was featured as one of the upcoming contemporary brands that is giving back to local communities and among the 5 cozy makers of exclusive furnishing textiles in the highly curated online magazine called The Study By 1st Dibs.
Read the detailed article here
Interview with We Are Threaded
It takes a village to create sustainably driven brands specially by independent designers in todays time when we are flooded with options that are extremely price drive rather than quality.
We are so excited to get this support by being featured in an interview by a much loved space & organization We Are Threaded , based out of Minneapolis.
Click on the link for the complete interview . So happy to share some exerpts below .
Creative Mornings is a global community & space that we have personally enjoyed a lot attending to in Detroit and have always been inspired by their choice of themes & presentations. So it was extremely exciting to be chosen for a theme like INVEST which we connect to so deeply at various levels. This event was hosted at Partnr Haus in Birmingham, Michigan.
Slow Fashion Blogger + Styling
We recently collaborated with a slow fashion blogger in NYC , on different styles of draping large summer scarves. Our mindful consumers have always approached us for this and we thought of sharing quick effortless drape styles for summer.
Mary chose two of our current cotton handloom scarves in Baltic Blue and Calico White. These scarves have been handwoven by artisans in Nepal using 100% biodegradable dyes + natural yarns, designed in Michigan by Variously..
You can read the blog here
Gather The Good
Gather the Good is a carefully curated collection of products that look good, feel good and do good.All designers featured are working hard to make life better for humans and/or the environment through fair trade, sustainable, organic, vegan or local practices. Variously was featured in their beautiful online curation as on the sustainable brands that takes measures to reduce environment impact by promoting use of high quality materials and heritage processes.
Pinterest Worthy Brands
We are so honored & delighted to be mentioned as one of the “sustainable homeware brands of what Pinterest dreams are made up of” @miljo_gram recent article, along with extremely inspiring companies from around the world, whom we look up to. Based in Sydney / Australia @miljo_gram is insider’s guide to a sustainable life & brings you all the emerging brands and stories to make kinder, conscious choices in the worlds of home, travel, beauty & fashion. Sharing this beautiful article with link http://miljo.com.au/these-sustainable-homewares-are-what-pinterest-dreams-are-made-of/
Podcast with Aditi Agarwal
We had so much talking with Aditi Agarwal of Adiittii's Conscious Design Curation Co. from New Delhi, India about our journey in sustainable design. Check out the interview thoughtfully put together by Aditi on https://www.adiittiis.com/design-editorial
and you can listen to the podcast here PODCAST
We are thrilled to get a mention on Fashion Revolution Organizations's blog, for the panel discussion curated at Eileen Fisher Michigan by Anjali Purohit, founder of Studio Variously to create awareness about the need for sustainability in fashion industry. We are extremely thankful for a fantastic turnout and generous support of Eileen Fisher NY in making this event possible. You can read more about this here.
For Fashion Revolution Week, Variously & Supernatural will be presenting a Trunk Show exclusively at Orleans + Winder in Detroit.
The capsule collection showcased has been masterfully handcrafted by handloom weavers in Nepal and speciality dyers in India using eco friendly dyes specially engineered to add more life to the premium quality of natural yarns used. We will be featuring custom designs of scarves & throws made using fine qualities of silk, cashmere, cotton & merino.
Variously will also be showcasing its new short documentary ' Confluence ' at K.OSS Contemporary Art Gallery , which has been selected for Official Screening at Los Angeles Fashion Film Festival 2019 as well.
The short documentary called Confluence has been made by Studio Variously to showcase stories of artisans & handloom weavers in Nepal and their quest to keep their heritage craft alive. It is also a celebration of cross cultural design collaboration between Detroit + Nepal.
More Information :
> Orleans & Winder is Detroit based purveyors of the finest slow fashion & high design.O+W was created via Erin Wetzel's passion for quality, old world production techniques, sustainability, and changing the status quo of the industry from fast fashion to patient design
> K.OSS Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based out of Detroit.
We are super excited to be curating a bunch of events for Fashion Revolution Week in Detroit Michigan. For the same , we are curating and moderating a panel on sustainable fashion at Eileen Fisher Somerset Collective store in Troy, Michigan..
Free to attend, please reserve your spot below :
Panelists include :
Jennifer Guarino : Chairperson at ISAIC / Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center , VP Manufacturing Shinola
Erin Wetzel : CEO of Orleans + Winder , Detroit based purveyor of the finest slow fashion & high design. @orleansandwinder www.orleansandwinder.com
Candace Johnson : Owner of Hi CanDace, Detroit based Digital Media firm focusing on small sustainable, luxury lifestyle brands.
We are thrilled to share our blog collaboration with Zan Farrow Design Studio based out of Dallas Texas. It was so much fun sharing about our work and we are so excited to share some stunning photos Zan took of our Rosewood Indigo Throw !
Happy Shop Small Saturday everyone!
I am beyond excited for today's blog post because I get to highlight a brand who's mission aligns perfectly with the intentional design ethos of Zan Farrow Design!
Allow me to introduce you to Variously, a sustainable textile brand based out of Detroit,Michigan. Brand founder Anjali Purohit has a background in fashion and has translated that experience into a beautiful lifestyle brand !
One of my goals in starting my business was to share products, trends, and companies that are designed to support your everyday rituals and Variously is exactly that! Their beautiful products are hand crafted in Nepal and made from environmentally friendly dyes, so cool!
When choosing artisans, it was important for Anjali to find an artisan cluster she felt she could establish a long term relationship with. It's these long-standing artisan relationships that you are able to pursue a pure concept-based design collaboration. Through this process Anjali has seen how using hand-crafted techniques can directly empower an entire cluster of artisans (usually 5 to 10 people and their families.)
This particular blanket I'm sharing is the Rosewood Throw in the shade Indigo. When I learned that the throw was made of merino I expected it to be a bit itchy but oh my goodness y'all this blanket is SO SOFT! It also comes in a gorgeous pink shade so I probably need them both!
Did I mention that 80% of the makers, designers, photographers, bloggers, merchandizers and retailers that Variously works with are women? Heck yes!!
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Artist In Residence : Eileen Fisher
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.
Podcast with Variously
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 at United Nations
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.
West Elm Holiday Pop Up !
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
Textiles work with possible application in interior and architectural spaces part of Future Focus Emerging Designer Spotlight Exhibit by Architectural Institute of America , Detroit Chapter. Anjali Purohit, founder of Variously was chosen among others as one of the Future Focus Emerging Designer Spotlight. The exhibition was held at the historical Eastern Market in Detroit.