Upasana - Integral Design
Upasana is a place where creativity, fashion, design, Indian culture, business, social responsibility and spiritual progress are woven together. Their mission is to create conscious sustainable fashion without passing environmental costs on to the future. Upasana's work ranges from design and manufacturing of garments using a rich palette of traditional Indian textiles (organic cotton, silk from Benares etc.) to design consultancy, education and social development. It is a place where people are the central focus and all the projects, products and resources help people to grow and develop into their full radiance. Recent projects have included an organic cotton project with families of Madurai, producing compact bags as an alternative to plastic bags, a project with the weaving communities of Varanasi, a tsunami related project providing livelihood to fisherwomen, and promoting India’s local organic brand to support India’s organic farming community.