Stories

Reclaiming Leisure Time

By meeting ourselves anew through introspection and gentle inquiry, we can know sincerely the life we want to live and let it guide what we allow into, and spend, our energy (time, money, emotions) on. In a world where the demand and desire to perform is woven into the very tapestry of our lives, living authentically must become one of our quietest yet boldest acts of self-love.

SLOW WORK

Working slowly and thoughtfully can accentuate the rewards inherent in our everyday work, and enhance our felt affinity with it in meaningful ways. We’re exploring here with you some ideas and practices that we think can support kindle these qualities, both at and beyond our workplace.

THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES

From innovating with new materials to working through old goods and waste, sustainability and sustainable development objectives are transforming business practices across different industries. But prerequisite to each advancement in this sector are many untold challenges which underpin their inception and engineering. To understand the challenges that can encompass the establishment and operations of sustainable businesses, we had a conversation with Kriti Tula, Creative Director and Co-Owner of the ethical fashion label Doodlage.

BUILDING A CONSCIOUS WARDROBE

For our friends who wish to recreate their wardrobes as part of their conscious lifestyle, or who would like to transition into a mindful lifestyle through the insightful and creative space of ethical fashion, we have noted below some maxims to support you initiate and continue the practice.

With Mianzi

Conversations with Mianzi on the Potentialities of Experimental Design.

MEET our MAKERS

This Fashion Revolution Week, we wanted to show with our labels and designers, that fashion and design, when practiced ethically and mindfully, hold the means to herald positive development in the lives of its creators (our artisans) and consumers – and to change the widely held belief that to make (mass) interests businesses need to exploit, dehumanise and coerce their makers or come at the cost of their integrity.

ON SWITCHING TO A MENSTRUAL CUP

Conversations On the Intersections Between Menstrual Health and the Indian Social Structure.

Colorism in India

The fact that ‘color’ remains relevant for advertising agencies to influence sales – whether in their branding, in the chemicals utilized, in their story-telling, or in them all – has reinforced misconceptions and distortions of, what should have been, an authentic self-concept amongst consumers (and non-consumers).

with Small Businesses after Covid-19 

Cultivating New Dynamics and Trajectories.

With Fatimah Asghar

Conversation on the Versatilities of Art

Finding The Art in The Everyday

Creating in Isolation

The Ambivalence of Fashion

At one end, fashion functions as a medium of creativity, imagination, art, beauty, and expression. At the other end, unconscious practices associated with its pursuit (have) give(n) rise to a myriad of environmental, socio-economic and psychological issues.

With Karuna Ezara Parikh

Conversations on The Profundity of Language & her book The Heart Asks Pleasure First

A Revolution of ‘Self’ and ‘Consciousness’

The objective of a fashion revolution is not only to have designers, industrialists or consumers adopt sustainable and egalitarian practices at the systemic level, but to cause a shift, a revolution, in ‘consciousness’, and consequently, of ‘self’ itself, at the broadest individual level. 

The Paradox of Isolation

Our present conditions have been lending insights into this paradox, where things have taken an inverse relation to each other – attributes through which we have often believed we connect or are connected, we are now separated from, and those through which we have often thought we are separate, we are now connected by.

IKKIVI DIALOGUES Edition One

Slow living is about being fully present through every minute of your day. It is about making the choice to live the life that you would want to lead.

On Ageing

Conversations on the Art of Ageing

In Colombo

Conversations Tracing the Beginnings of Independence.

On Sustainability

The Story Behind Starting our Online Magazine

Take me to the Sea

Circular adj. "Moving or Occurring in a cycle."

Code Green

To be the Change and Pass on the Gift to Others.

On Slow Living

Conversations about Practising Mindful Living

ETHICAL THREADS

"Can clothes emote? Can clothes really tell stories?"