Sari Strategy #03 DIY, Repurpose with minimal waste

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In this concluding article on the Sari Strategy series, guest author Sathya Bhavana, the founder of ‘Re’vastra, shares artistic ways in which one can ReStyle pre-loved saris to make something new, ensuring minimal wastage of your heritage textile- all you need is some constructional techniques and excitement to try something new. The good news is that her technique can be applied to any pre-loved material which has a basic rectangular shape- a sarong from SriLanka, …[Read more]

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Eco Warriors Michael Swamy, The Backpack Chef

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In our quest to live a sustainable lifestyle, it is important that we focus on our food choices. What is sustainable food? How can we make better cooking and eating choices – without compromising on tradition and taste? Explore these questions – and get your answers! – through Secondsguru’s (SG) conversation with Michael Swamy, the Backpacker Chef! An author and food stylist, the backpack chef, a wildlife photographer and a guest faculty at WGSHA Manipal …[Read more]

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

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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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Eco Films │ 10 Animation films with a green theme to kick-start conversations with your kids

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The above is a conversation between my 4 year old son and me. As a toddler parent, one feels like a ‘walking and talking’ encyclopaedia – some information that you would like to share with your kid and a lot more information that needs to be easily accessible in your brain somewhere to answer the million ‘But why?’ questions. Most of the time, these questions are triggered by something they have read or seen in …[Read more]