Anne Marie Sumner
Anjali Purohit on Invest
February 21, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Partnr Haus
part of a series on Invest
About the speaker
Anjali Purohit , who is born & raised in India and has lived & worked in Italy, exhibited in Germany and calls Michigan her home. Affiliation with artisans for Anjali started in 2001, when her home state Gujarat, India was impacted by massive earthquake. As a design student volunteer for UNDP through her design school National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi , Anjali was working as a volunteer on craft based design project for artisans rehabilitation project who were impacted by the tragic earthquake. Even several years later having created collections for established retailers like Next UK, Pottery Barn & for design houses in Milan , Mumbai & New Delhi, the invaluable experience of artisan redevelopment stayed with her. She consciously choose to later shift her focus 100% on artisan based supply chain for which she started Variously. Besides working on her sustainable design label , Anjali also volunteers her time to enable local engagement in sustainable fashion domain for Fashion Revolution Organization.
Happy February, friends!!
We feel like we’re starting 2020 on a wave of good vibes. We started January with our spectacular Roots setting event / party, and we’re heading into February ready to grow this community and share all this good energy within our city and neighborhoods. Our February theme is Invest, and we’re so honored to have our speaker, Anjali, the founder of Variously give this talk. During her talk, Anjali will share how she has designed her company to be a sustainable brand working exclusively with hand-crafted techniques and supports ethical production practices to develop custom capsule collections textile based accessories. Variously collaborates with 12-15 artisan families who are 3rd and 4th generation heritage weavers, speciality dyers, and heritage printers. Approximately 80% of their collaborated work force are women.
We hope you will join us on February 21, as we are generously hosted at a new location, Partnr Haus in Birmingham.