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Sustainability

February 13, 2020

Remembering Wendell Rodricks

Text by Anandita Bhalerao

Friends and colleagues remember a pioneering designer of Indian fashion.
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Anca Florescu Abraham, Avijit Michael, Bare Necessities, Boheco, Climate Change, climate crisis, Coco Custo, Ditty, Divya Ravichandran, Dysco, Dysco.in, Event, Fae Beauty, Featured, Jhatkaa.org, Lightbox, Love Your Parks Mumbai, Online Exclusive, Organic Riot, PechaKucha, Rushikesh Chavan, Sahar Mansoor, Sara Mahdi, Shaan Lalwani, Skrap, Soot, Sustainability, Wildlife Conservation Trust, Y3K: Planet Lost & Found, Zero Waste

The event by Dysco boasts a thoughtfully curated programme of talks, workshops and pop-ups by individuals and organisations united by their concern for the planet.
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Rebels With A Cause

Photographed by Nishant Radhakrishnan

It is hard not to factor the environment into any long-term plans for the way we live. Three urbanites from different age groups and walks of life — Reem Khokhar, Karishma Sehgal and Aditya Dubey — have opted to stop being passive and made irrevocable choices that align with the well-being of the planet. By respectively sticking with a decision taken in her teens to not have children, choosing to design a sustainable personal wardrobe and juggling an education with climate change activism, these determined citizens of the Earth share how their tomorrows have been affected by the deterioration of the natural world today.
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40 Under 40 List for 2019, Ankiti Bose, Biocon, biopharmaceuticals, Chatuchak market, Dhruv Kapoor, Featured, female entrepreneurs, FierceBiotech, Forbes, Fortune, India’s first female unicorn founder, Indian Fashion Industry, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, online fashion marketplace, Sustainability, textile industry, The True Cost, Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific, World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, World’s 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma, Zilingo

In Good Company

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Lyn Averson. Styled by Vrinda L Seth. Production by Lamya Bhatri Ebrahim. Hair & Make-Up by Kate Aguilar

Two women. Two start-ups. Two thought leaders. The result of an impromptu idea, Ankiti Bose’s Singapore-based digital fashion marketplace, Zilingo, is en route to a billion dollar valuation just four years after its launch. Its rapid rise caught the eye of fellow businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of the over-four-decade-old Biocon, who herself holds an unmatched position in corporate India. She naturally takes a mentoring stance when Verve combines the entrepreneurial powers of the Bengaluru-born disruptors for a reliably impressive exchange of ideas as Shirin Mehta listens in
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Like Father Unlike Daughter

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed By Sushant Kadam. Hair And Make-Up By Anuradha Raman. Location Courtesy: Soho House Mumbai

Creative consultant Ekta Rajani and businessman Suresh Rajani may share the same blood, but their approaches to style are hardly related. The daughter’s downsized and minimalist-yet-original wardrobe has inspired young consumers to re-evaluate their purchasing patterns, while the equally couture-conscious father follows a more outlandish school of fashion. Verve spends a day observing the pair’s tailor-made modes of self-expression
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In conversation with the academic director of the International fashion school on shaping the next generation in design.
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