Sari Strategy Repurposing #02- ‘Preventive’ not ‘curative’ design

repurpose saree sari poster

In part 2 of the Sari Strategy series, guest author Sathya Bhavana, the founder of ‘Re’vastra articulates how she plans all the Sari repurposing she does with the ultimate objective to create no waste! As she rightly says, her design strategy is ‘preventive’ not ‘curative’ so as to render it circular.  Namaskaram! In my previous story, one of the aspects I discussed was the ‘Recycling’ of a sari. It loosely ideated ways of shaping (read: …[Read more]

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Zero Waste Bootcamp Combating food waste at the grassroots in Singapore

Zero Waste Bootcamp Winning Team Food Fighters

To SG… With Love, SG To help Singapore achieve her goal in the ‘Year Towards Zero Waste’, we at Secondsguru launched our series of Zero Waste Bootcamps (ZWBs) in 2019. Aiming to encourage environmental stewardship, our bootcamps 18-30 year old youth in Singapore with knowledge and skills on ways to embrace zero waste lifestyles, so that they, in turn, become change makers and help their communities move towards a lower-waste lifestyle. As we gear up …[Read more]

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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]