ELLE Guest Digital Editor, Dia Mirza's favourite sustainable fashion labels


ELLE Guest Digital Editor, Dia Mirza’s favourite sustainable fashion labels

Splurge-worthy and better-for-the-planet

By ELLE team  June 18th, 2019

Actor, producer and UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India, Dia Mirza has also previously worked with Sanctuary Asia and Wildlife Trust of India to highlight the global environmental crisis and push for a greener, cleaner Earth. Mirza believes that the key to making a big change is to implement small, simple changes in your everyday life by choosing sustainable alternatives⁠—from what you eat to what you wear.

So, we asked Mirza to tell us a little bit about her favourite Indian sustainable fashion labels and their eco-conscious and ethically-made collections. Here’s what she said: 

1. Anavila

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A post shared by Anavila (@anavila_m) on May 17, 2019 at 6:06pm PDT

Anavila translates to ‘pure’ in Sanskrit and, as the name suggests, the brand is about pure, sustainable, luxurious textiles.  

2. Amit Aggarwal

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Amit Aggarwal is transforming recycled plastics into structured fashion. His garments have an architectural form and fantasy that translate into all his garments.

3. Raw Mango

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Raw Mango is a brand rooted in Indian philosophy and tradition which gives freedom to imagine a new platform for both. The brand works towards revitalising entire communities of weavers and adapting traditional designs to create an aesthetic that is distinctly contemporary.

4. Maku

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A post shared by Maku (@makutextiles) on May 14, 2019 at 9:12pm PDT

More than a brand, Maku is a slow fibre movement, a movement against rapid industrialisation towards sustainability with a focus on handspun khadi and natural indigo dye.