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My story

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I am a spacewear and textiles artist who moved to the U.K. from India with high aspirations, dreams and passion to bring a revolutionary change in the fashion industry.  My practice is a portrait of my Indian heritage, familial ties and the virtues that have been instilled in me.  My interest in Indian sustainable fashion practices came from my mother who taught me the true meaning of sustainability.

 

After working in the fashion industry for over 8 years with renowned international brands, I began to challenge fast fashion and  artisanal work which is diminishing  due to commercialisation. I set up  Eesh – a Himalayan-product nonprofit brand – with the purpose of empowering women artisans by promoting their traditional skills in a socially responsible way. 

 

I then decided to accept an opportunity to study at the Royal College of Art where I started my research on designing textiles and clothes for space (Mars). I identify myself as a maker and I use intricate hand embroideries, patchwork, natural tie & dyeing methods, which are beautifully stitched together with precision over a period of many days to create my work. 

My research gave me an opportunity to work on Britain's first Martian Habitat called Building a Martian House project. This was situated in Bristol, U.K., and I was leading the textiles and the clothing for this project. I am currently working on creating sustainable textiles, multi functional flight suits, everyday clothing and shape changing garments for special occasions that would work on Mars.

 

My work represents a convergence of two worlds, where the infinite possibilities of space exploration intersect with sustainable practices that have been followed for generations. Through shape-changing garments and the application of advanced technology, I strive to provide future space travellers with a versatile, efficient, and sustainable wardrobe. In doing so, we not only pioneer the way for human exploration of the solar-system but also inspire a revolution in how we live on Earth, fostering a more conscious and sustainable fashion industry for generations to come. 

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