Women’s day is here and it is a perfect occasion to appreciate and admire every woman in our life. From good mothers to successful entrepreneurs women are excelling in every field. This article is to appreciate every woman who is following her dream and passion.
Here, we are going to share with you the story of the top 10 women entrepreneurs who brought revolutionary fashion to India. Yes, you read it right! Want to know more just read out the article below:
What is sustainable fashion?
Sustainable fashion is a complete concept for many of us. You all might have read about sustainable development in your social science or science textbooks. But do you have any idea what is exactly sustainable fashion? Don’t worry because we are here to help you!
It is very easy and convenient to talk about the growing pollution. Surprisingly, the fashion industry is one of the leading contributors to pollution. From embellishments to shells to fabric every year the retail industry boom and the earth suffer more stress. Approximately, 1.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide emission took place in 2015 due to the textile industry. Isn’t that surprising!
Many brands decided to switch to sustainable fashion where fabrics and clothes are upcycled and produced in a way that their production doesn’t harm the environment.
The Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs Who Bought Sustainable Fashion to India
On the occasion of women’s day let’s talk about the entrepreneurs who bought a big change into the fashion industry and are upscaling India’s fashion world.
1. Garo and Tahweave by Sweta Tantia
Sweta had a keen interest in the fashion industry from a very young age. She completed her graduation from NIFT, Kolkata, and later, completed her master’s from the London School of Fashion. Tantia currently has a team of 30 weavers and has worked with big celebrities like Madhuri Dixit Nen,e Sania Mirza, and Dia Mirza.
She believes that weavers deserve appreciation for their work and therefore she supports them. From the profit of the company, she works on improving the flooring and building sheds for workers and weavers.
2. Twirl Store by Sujata Chatterjee
Sujata Chatterjee started her venture in 2017 and her brand significantly bloomed in a sustainable circle. The main aim is to reduce cloth wastage and encourage women’s empowerment. There are so many customers who have their cupboards filled with clothes which are complete waste for them.
Sujata came up with an idea; Twirl collects clothes from people and rewards them with some points. Then, they upcycle clothes and provide them to the needy through donation camps. Along with this, she works with local women and works on recycling the fabric and manufacturing a completely brand new product.
3. The Label and Badiani New York by Premal Badiani
Premal is a US-based Indian fashion designer who came into the limelight in 2018. This was the time when she got an opportunity to showcase her fashionable and feminine collection in honor of breast cancer fighters and survivors.
She introduced the 360 degrees of virtual eco-friendly run away at New York fashion week. She was awarded as the versatile designer by fortune magazine for promoting sustainable fashion and luxury wear.
Apart from being a full-time fashion designer, she works as a Hollywood costume designer, a writer, a certified life coach, and a philanthropist.
4. Madhurima Bhattacharya by Madhurima Bhattacharya
Madhurima Bhattacharyya was featured in Femina magazine and holds one of the top sustainable labels to wear since 2019. Initially, she was an engineer and decided to quit her job to pursue her passion for the retail industry.
She started showcasing her pieces are different exhibitions and events in Bengaluru. Madhurima came to the limelight when Jaypore collaborated with her. She has also worked with the California-based art of The Woven Thread.
5. Priscilla Debar
Mis Debar, the founder of Faubourg .She brings all the eco-conscious women together and displays their products in the online boutique. She features a fashionable woman on her company site with a major focus to increase awareness about eco-friendly clothes.
Top 5 Fashion Entrepreneurs That Changed The Way We Shop
1. Tamara Mellon
Tamara Mellon is the former chief creative officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo. Do you know who popularised the leather legging boots it was none other than Tamara Mellon? She is quite vocal about women’s fashion.
If you want to know more about her you can read her recent book in my shoes where she talks about all had difficulties and achievements in her business and professional world.
2. Sukhinder Singh
Sukhinder Singh is the founder and chairman of “Joyus”, you all might have heard about this brand. Initially, she worked as a top Google executive, and later she came up with her own shopping platform startup.
3. Chumbak by Shubhra Chadda
Chumbak is one of the best E-Commerce stores for fashion and home products. It has 44 stores across India. It integrates uniqueness and funky style together blending it web Indian culture. Shubhra is trying to build the gap between the Indian market.
4. Nayka by Falguni Nayar
Falguni Nayar is the wealthiest self-made women entrepreneur in India. Nykaa is the one-stop solution for all the cosmetic and beauty brands having 46 locations across India. It is the largest online shopping beauty store for cosmetic beauty products health products and much more. This platform offers customers a seamless shopping experience.
Falguni Nayar completed her master’s in business administration as a finance student from IIM Ahmedabad. she worked in Kotak Mahindra Bank for 18 years and then decided to quit her job and follow her passion. She is it true example of age is no bar when you want to follow your dream.
5. Zivami by Richa Kar
When your idea is out of the box people often don’t support you. This is the story of Richa kar whose parents would completely against her. But she never gave up her dream. She launched Zivami on both online and offline platforms. She started by saving money and borrowing money from her friends.
After going through a lot of criticism and a tough time has platform got positive feedback. Investors were ready to find and soon this innovative idea to sell lingerie online was appreciated and accepted.
So, these were the story of the top 10 women entrepreneurs who changed the world of fashion. They are a true example that when you believe in yourself there is no impossible. So, all my lovely ladies believe in yourself, believe in your dreams, and remember that you are the creator of your destiny.
Wish you a very happy women’s day ❤️
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Priyanka is a graduate of Journalism and Mass communication. She loves to write and create content that revolves around fashion and beauty. With years of experience in content writing, she has good knowledge and ideas related to fashion, beauty, and travel content.