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Giving through fashion

 We’ve almost reached the end of Ramadan, also known as the Month of Giving. It’s a time where Muslims worldwide take time to reflect, fast, pray, and give back to the community. During this holy month in the Islamic calendar, we’ve been inspired to think about how we can give to others when it comes to fashion. Here are our top three ways you can give back: Give to others around you  Many of us have been taking the time recently to declutter our homes, and a big part of that involves tackling our bursting wardrobes. We are all guilty of holding onto clothes that no longer fit us or that we simply don’t wear anymore but embracing a more...

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Fashion Revolution Week 2020 - #whomademyclothes

It’s that time of the year again- Fashion Revolution Week is here. This month, from the 20th to 26thApril, Fashion Revolution launches its #whomademyclothes campaign in line with the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. The tragedy took place in Bangladesh on the 24th April 2013, resulting in the deaths of 1,138 people and injuring many more. These garment workers, like most in the fast fashion industry, were seriously exploited. Long hours, unsafe conditions, extremely low wages and even child labour are common features within many factory environments. The Rana Plaza collapse was not the first fashion industry disaster to result in lost lives, but due to its magnitude, it gained worldwide publicity. The Fashion Revolution was born on...

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Celebrating Women in Sustainability

 Did you know, studies have found that on the whole, women tend to be greener than their male counterparts?  Today it’s International Women’s Day and at Vino Supraja, we wanted to pay tribute to some of our fellow females who are doing amazing things for the environment and sustainability. We’ve rounded up five inspirational women who deserve a mention: Greta Thunberg – climate change activist  Okay, so Greta seems an obvious one to start with, but this young lady is too vocal to ignore. The 17-year-old Swedish teenager started her campaign against climate change by striking from school back in 2018. Her solo mission caught the attention of the press and she quickly garnered a huge following of fans and...

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Remembering the Meaning of Love!

This Valentine’s Day we wanted to feature Dr. Amudha Priyadarshini’s story which struck a chord with us during our “One Good Deed in 2019” campaign. It is a story of enduring love through one of the hardest challenges a marriage could be faced with. Her husband Vivek was sadly involved in a terrible accident two years ago and was left with a traumatic brain injury that had a huge impact on both of them. But Dr. Amudha and Vivek pulled through together and managed to find many positives amongst the difficulties. We took the chance to ask her about her experience.  Hi Dr. Amudha, thank you for sharing your story with us at Vino Supraja. Please tell us what happened to...

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Find Out Your Fashion Footprint With This Shocking Quiz

Last month, at Vino Supraja we challenged you to make some sustainable new year’s resolutions, and we gave you lots of ideas. You can still take a look at them here, it’s never too late to start! If you’re planning to embrace slow fashion in 2020 (high five!) why not start your journey by finding out what your current fashion carbon footprint is? Online consignment store, Thredup has developed a fantastic tool that can calculate your fashion footprint for you, all you have to do is answer 11 simple questions, here - TAKE THE QUIZ Are you an “Eco-Newbie” or “Green Queen”? Improve your score  Even if you scored a low fashion footprint (pat on the back to you!), there’s...

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