VW in Unesco, Paris UNESCO, Paris (September)

There was an event held on the UNESCO campus in Paris to celebrate Auroville’s 40th Birthday. Upasana presented the Varanasi weavers project there and received great appreciation.

Ethical Fashion Show

This fashion show has been the culmination of intensive efforts and collaboration. The launching collection was shown and the project was presented. Both have received extremely positive feedback and the project has now been placed on an international forum thanks to this exposure. Companies, industry associates and designers have offered to collaborate with the weavers and many people have been moved by the project. We are in touch with the interested individuals and companies. Feedback received has shown us that our weavers now have the potential (with direction from the right creative source) to move beyond their village into the global textile and fashion market.