Who
we
are

Vanaras is a 100% Organic, Minimalist design label, founded on the simple precept that our love for beautiful clothing need not negatively impact our beautiful planet. True to our spirit, the brand is born of a respectful awareness of nature and a passion for slow, caring, long-lasting fashion. Our elegant minimalist silhouettes embody our genuine passion for all things nature-endorsed and indigenous - weaving native fabrics with contemporary styles, fair trade practices, and a design aesthetic that is simple, transparent and conscientious from source to finish.

Every Vanaras creation passes through a thoughtfully curated prism of simplicity, elegance, comfort and style. We believe good design is evocative without being complex. Even the most minimalist of designs, meticulously crafted, can make an attire spell grace, modernity and sophistication. We keep our silhouettes airy, effortless, cosy, chic - endowed with pockets and subtle little details that echo a woman’s sensibilities. And yet, they surprise you with delightful bursts of colour and joie de vivre.

Design
ethic

Our
Fabric
story

Our fabrics kiss tender. We use only the purest
Organic Cotton grown in 100% chemical-free farms, handpicked tenderly to preserve the purity of every fibre.
Our entire fabric line is certified as per stringent
Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).
We follow Zero-waste throughout our design cycle and our dyes are completely AZO-free. They are skin-friendly,
nature-loving, lay soft, draw smooth, and last forever.

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Thoughtful production

From intricate hemlines to sturdy stitches and quality standards in the minutest details, we walk the extra mile to weave in finesse and durability across our production line. We take joy in bringing you little warps and wefts of thoughtfulness along the way. Sending you graceful little accents - scrunchies and headbands that add charm to your Vanaras ensembles - fashioned out of the minimal wastes that our manufacturing units produce. Our units are solar powered and we treat our wastes, so they never ever end up in a landfill.

Our
promise

From handcrafted coconut shell buttons and pretty cloth bags that steer clear of plastic, we are passionate that every detail from design to packaging is eco-friendly and thought-through, assuring the safety of our patrons, our people and our planet. A Vanaras ensemble is a labor of love, designed to last and to be cherished for generations to come. And when you finally choose to lay it to rest, we promise it will biodegrade completely, gracefully and return to nature where it
belongs - quietly without a trace.

Our Birth Story

Bangalore based fashion and sustainability enthusiast, Vandana Bhandare, is not a typical story- weaver, but she is certainly no stranger to spinning yarns. Her love for warps and wefts was sown decades ago, when as a little girl, she would waltz into her father’s silk manufacturing units, awe-struck by rainbow-hued skeins and timeless brocade. When she was not smitten by the rustle of gossamer kanjeevarams, she would spend hours experimenting with painting techniques, and curiously enough, sketching croquis.


The sustainability bug first bit, when upon acquiring her Bachelor's in Digital Arts and Diploma in Fashion, Vandana spent early exploratory years delving into fabrics, processes and finishes, while working for a fashion brand. Around the time, she started spending hours discussing eco-conscious concepts of living - with her brother, and a dear friend and yoga buddy, who introduced her to the world of organic: chemical-free foods, grocery store certifications, the significance of choosing organic over conventional ingredients, and the irreparable damage that an average human is exposed to on a daily basis, thanks to inorganic skincare, haircare and cosmetic products - including soaps, lipsticks and shampoos. The idea of sustainable chemical-free living intrigued Vandana, and she started researching the subject with absolute intensity. From shopping for a limited number of clothes, she decided to pare down to bare essentials, minimising spends consciously. Months into her study, she stumbled upon the concept of ‘Organic Fashion’ and the possibility of ridding the planet of detrimental industrial processes and pollutants - by switching over to slow, caring, nature-friendly alternatives.


Since then, there has been no looking back. Driven by a new-found passion for beautiful clothing that does not harm the planet, Vandana started dreaming up an eco-friendly collection that she could take across to fashion shows across the country. As luck would have it, she ended up creating her own slow, sustainable fashion label; handcrafted from GOTS Certified Organic cotton - a love child inspired by her enduring love for the forests: Vanaras.

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