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Gandhi’s Khadi movement – uniting people, fashion and freedom

This October 2nd marks the birthday of the wonderful Mahatma Gandhi. Born in 1869, Gandhi achieved many great things in his lifetime, famously freeing India from British rule through peaceful protests and inspirational movements that united the nation.  To people across the globe, Gandhi has become an icon of peace, inclusivity and sustainability, thanks to his revolutionary attitude that led India and its people to economic freedom and independence. To this day, Gandhi’s wisdom and perspective still resonates with those of us who choose to hear and act on the lessons he taught.  One of Gandhi’s most amazing achievements that resonates deeply with us at Vino Supraja is his Khadi movement. It is a movement that continues to live on...

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Design For Us Competition: Meet The Winners!

 Last month we were very excited to engage with many young and upcoming fashion designers when we launched our first-ever “Design For Us” competition. We invited fashion students from across the globe to submit a design for a scarf and the response was amazing! We received so many outstanding entries that choosing a winner was not an easy task. In fact, we struggled so much that we ended up choosing not one, but two winners!  Our artisans will now be bringing those designs to life and the scarves will be sustainably created and sold under the Vino Supraja label. All profits will go towards the welfare of the artisan community, making a difference in the lives of those behind the...

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Zero Waste Living with Hannah Husband - Via Vino

   This month as part of our Via Vino series, we talked with Hannah Husband, a blogger, and mother of two on an inspiring zero waste journey. What we learned from Hannah is that adopting a zero-waste lifestyle doesn’t have to be intimidating. By making small changes, you can quickly and easily reduce waste within your life and home. Read on to find out more about what it means to be a “zero waster”.  About Hannah  Hannah lives in Wales in the UK and says that watching the BBC’s Blue Planet back in 2017 is what triggered her passion for zero waste. The series focusses on the marine environment and after seeing episodes featuring scenes of plastic-ridden seas and deforestation,...

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Creating a Capsule Wardrobe with Silke Styles Via Vino

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our Via Vino series. A series of interviews with expert women around the world on a variety of environmentally-friendly fashion, health, and lifestyle topics. We hope the information shared by these wonderful women will provide you with the tools and inspiration to help you to live a greener life. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay tuned as we share our conversations. Meet Silke Kicking off our series is Silke, the founder of Silke Styles, and an internationally certified Image and Colour Consultant. Born in Germany and a seasoned ex-pat, Silke has lived all over the globe, acquiring a unique understanding of fashion across a colorful range of cultures. Silke now...

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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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