I am super excited about the upcoming Winter Show by Numaish! Scheduled to be held at Al Murooj Rotana on 19th December, this is a must-visit event for all you ladies out there who want a unique designer piece for your wardrobe.
Of all the designers coming to the show, I have a soft corner for N&S GAIA. Not only does this brand have an environmental conscience, but they are main ethos lies in reviving the craftsmanship of the weaving community in Meghalaya.
My husband hails from the North Eastern state of Meghalaya, India and I have always had a fascination for the colourful ethnic weaves of this region.
The ‘N&S’ stands for ‘Nature & Sustainability’, and GAIA gives tribute to the primary Greek Goddess Gaia, the mother of all things.
N&S GAIA uses natural fibers to produce sustainable and essential fabrics. They continuously research and develop the art of natural dyeing and ethnic crafts.
While being in constant touch with our roots we are driven towards western sensibilities and committed to research and development in the areas of Natural Dyeing and Crafts of North East India. This collection is dedicated to the weavers and craftsmen of the state of Meghalaya.
‘N&S’ can also stand for the founders behind the brand:
Nathaniel W Rynjah, a History Graduate from Delhi University, with vast experience in Fashion Marketing, heads the Business and Communications for N&S GAIA. He has worked with Neeru Kumar, James Ferreira (The Closet), Neeta Bhargava, Shillong Fashion Week 2012, Department of Sericulture and Weaving(Meghalaya), Department of Information and Pubilc Relations(Meghalaya), Evalueserve India to name a few.
Sidharth Sinha, a NIFT New Delhi alumnus, heads N&S GAIA as the Creative Director. He has worked for Gaurav Gupta, Kavita Bhartia, designed costume for Feisal Alkazi’s production plays in India and the USA. Through his working with the textiles, crafts, and craftsmen of the North East India, he plans to give the region a much needed textiles revival.
Do check out N&S GAIA at the Numaish Winter Show!