Aarti Menon
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  • San Ramon, CA
  • United States
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Susie liked Aarti Menon's discussion Tunique -- Sustainable and Fair trade Clothing
Mar 31, 2014
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Tunique--Sustainable and Fair Trade Clothing

Hello Retailers,I am Aarti Menon, founder at Tunique, a Sustainable and Fair trade company based out of San Ramon, CA. We are launching our first Spring/Summer 2014 collection of organic and fairly traded clothing for women and girls. Our collection is resort inspired, it has relaxed vibe and modern minimalist design.  We would love for you to take a peek at our Spring-Summer 2014 catalog (www.tuniquedesign.com). Our designs are married with classic…See More
Jan 17, 2014
Aarti Menon added a discussion to the group Magazine | REFIX Magazine
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Tunique -- Sustainable and Fair trade Clothing

Hello,I am so thrilled to introduce you all to Tunique a Sustainable and Fair trade brand. Our clothing is designed in the USA and  hand made by under privileged women and artisans at our partner coop in India.We are introducing our first collection of women and children's wear for spring-summer 2014. Our collection is resort inspired with simple elegance in mind.Take a peek at our collection at www.tuniquedesign.comWe are also looking for retailers…See More
Jan 17, 2014
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Magazine | REFIX Magazine

REFIX Magazine is an ethical fashion magazine based out of San Francisco, CA.This group is designed for submission postings and other news related to the ethical fashion industry. If you are a sustainable fashion designer, please keep us updated with your collections as we will be featuring items that we feel our readers would enjoy.A bit about us: As an eco-conscious advocate, REFIX Magazine is dedicated to offering a publication that fuses fashion and art with philanthropic values. By…See More
Jan 17, 2014
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Business | Retailer Forum

This group has been created to offer a forum for collaboration between entrepreneurs and owners of multi-brand shops and retailers, online and bricks and mortar, which are acting as a platform fro sustainable brands. Image: SOURCE Award winner LalessoSee More
Jan 17, 2014
Aarti Menon is now a member of Ethical Fashion SOURCE Network
Nov 8, 2013

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Profession / role:
Founder
Company / organisation:
Tunique
Website (if you have one):
www.tuniquedesign.com
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Designer
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Building relationships, Mentoring, connecting with buyers,
About me / About business or organisation:
Tunique is a sustainable and fair trade company. At Tunique, we hope to fashion a better world by providing a secure livelihood for women who work at our cooperatives. We believe fair trade is a novel way to change the world slowly but surely! It is a force of change at a micro level that has a potential to change lives of generations and uplift these communities on basis of their own strength, talent and hard work.


Our partners in India, provide viable working skills to women and run pro women saving schemes to economically empower them. They run schools to educate their children, homes for the aged and orphans and provide medical facilities. Their employee-friendly endeavors have been recognized by the SA 8000 certification, testifying to their compliance with internationally laid down Social Accountability standards.

We are launching Spring 2014 collection of organic and fair trade clothing for women and girls. We have used in our collection fairly traded GOTS certified organic cotton. Printing on our fabrics is done using only nature friendly and GOTS certified low impact dyes. Our collection is hand printed using either screen or block printing methods. We are so proud to be working with these incredibly strong women, who are reinventing their life and maybe for the first time dreaming of a safe and secure future for themselves and their kids. Our collection is contemporary in style with a purpose that gives voice to the independence and strength of these women.
Career history / Company history:
Tunique is founded by me, Aarti Menon, a wife , mother of two and a scientist by profession. After earning two masters degrees in Life Sciences and working in research for few years I decided to be home with my new baby daughter. I found the time to give voice to my creative side. On my trips to India I would scour the markets to find gorgeous handcrafted tunics to sell here in home exhibitions. Slowly this hobby grew into a deep passion. In 2013, it was realized as a business. I knew my business had to stand for something more than just selling beautiful clothes! So we made a commitment to be a fair trade and sustainable business. Our fair trade partners in India are internationally accredited as pioneers in organic and follow all the fair trade principles laid down by the Fair trade federation. Our beautiful clothing is designed here in the USA and made in India by underprivileged women who are paid a viable wage.

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