Brands, People, Upcycle,
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Meraki Bags Reviving art forms, artisans and saving the planet!

At Secondsguru, we are always excited to upcycle things and give them a new lease of life. So, when we heard of Meraki and the wonderful work they were doing with old leather bags, our curiosity got the better of us. We got in touch with Yosha Gupta, a Financial Inclusion Consultant at IFC , World Bank and the founder of Meraki, to learn more about the brand and the work it does with artisans …[Read more]

Sari Strategy Repurposing #01 by Sathya Bhavana, Founder of ‘Re’vastra

3R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This piece comes in time to commemorate Fashion Revolution – a movement born to demand fair wages and working conditions for workers-women in particular- in the garment industry. This movement was born in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza incident in Bangladesh on April 25, 2013 where thousands of garment factory workers perished and many others were badly injured.  Namaskaram! After being a fashion writer and editor for over 15 years, and having written over …[Read more]

Handy Tips,
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Fashionably Sustainable 5 Tips to make your next purchase the ‘right’ one

BE FASHIONABLY SUSTAINABLE

This month’s guest post comes from Anisa Johnny, a Senior Fashion Marketing & Management lecturer at Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore. Anisa has a passion for creative fashion entrepreneurship and using fashion for social good. A champion of sustainability in the fashion industry, she understands the impact of the industry on the planet from a consumer, infrastructure and historical perspective. Anisa is an avid supporter of local creatives, championing good design,  brand authenticity and …[Read more]

Brands, DIY, People,
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EcoBeauty Skincare Recipes from the Pantry by Deepali Sakhare, the Chief Formulator behind SVA’s Organic Range

skincare natural recipes homemade scrubs and masks

Who among us doesn’t wish for a healthy glowing skin? The packaged products around our bathroom sinks, however, have more than just beautifying ingredients. Many have microplastics that leach into our seas and endocrine disruptors that mess our hormones… Moreover, they aren’t always as effective as (literally) food for the skin! Today’s article comes from the pen and kitchen of Deepali Sakhare, the Founder and Chief Formulator at Singapore-based skincare and haircare brand SVA: Back2Nature. …[Read more]