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Ethical brand Sui marries craft with nature

Designer Mahima Gujral creates sustainable fashion inspired by nature and showcasing the skills of traditional craftsmen in India

Sui founder Mahima Gujral (left) works with artisans in India to make printed fabric using  traditional block-printing techniques and embroider designs on clothing (right).
Sui founder Mahima Gujral (left) works with artisans in India to make printed fabric using traditional block-printing techniques and embroider designs on clothing (right). PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN, COURTESY OF SUI
Sui founder Mahima Gujral works with  artisans in India  to make printed  fabric using  traditional  block-printing  techniques (above) and  embroider  designs on  clothing.
Sui founder Mahima Gujral works with artisans in India to make printed fabric using traditional block-printing techniques (above) and embroider designs on clothing.

Looking at the handcrafted garments of ethical, slow fashion brand Sui, you would never guess its founder Mahima Gujral was once "a crazy fast fashion girl".

"I used to be on the high streets shopping every other week because I had places to go and thought I needed a new outfit each time," the 31-year-old recalls sheepishly.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2021, with the headline 'Ethical brand Sui marries craft with nature'. Subscribe