“Be the Change you want to see in the world” said Gandhi. His words continue to resonate, as mindfulness in fashion and conscious consumption, have now become imperative for an egalitarian world whereby both people and the environment can co-exist in harmony. Personal responsibility and individual accountability are key to affect change in the collective outer world.
Bandana Tewari is a lifestyle journalist and sustainability activist. She is a columnist for The Business of Fashion(www.businessoffashion.com. She has written extensively on a variety of topics from indigenous ‘made-by-hand economies of India and Indonesia, to transgender and LGBTQ representation in fashion. She travels the world speaking in conferences about mindfulness in the luxury business with a special focus on Gandhi & Fashion—a speech that focuses on sartorial integrity. As Vogue India’s Editor-at-Large for 13 years, Bandana was responsible for planning, visualizing, and ideating fashion features for the ultimate style bible. Her ringside view of the rapidly evolving industry coupled with her signature ability to take the long view in every commentary has made her one of India’s foremost authorities on fashion and lifestyle. Bandana’s pieces have also appeared in well-regarded publications such as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, US Vogue, UK Vogue, Wallpaper*, and Tank, in addition to several leading Indian journals. She has scripted and hosted 50 episodes of ‘SimplyStyle” the first fashion series in India.