URBAN TALES

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Why we love gift cards- 5 reasons gift card makes for a perfect gift

Gift cards have become very popular over the years. Most brands, big and small have their own gift card options and also participate in gift card stores and other themed  gift cards. Popular online marketplaces like Amazon, Bol offer gift card options to their customers thus allowing them to use their platforms even for buying gifts. Many are of the opinion gift cards don’t come across as very thoughtful. Some even consider it to be an impersonal way of gifting....

slow sustainable fashion

How Madhubani evolved from murals to wearable art ?

As a slow sustainable fashion brand we are delighted to showcase Madhubani handprinted scarves in our collection. In this article we share the story behind this once  humble folk art. Mahbubani paintings considered as one of the classics amongst art forms traces back 2500 years to the time of Ramayana, the ancient Indian epic. Madhubani art was practised by women in the Mithila region of Bihar, a state in Northern India. Though the exact origin of Madhubani painting is unknown, it...

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Unique Gifts for Women- It is not really that difficult to find!

Choosing the right gift almost always seems an extremely daunting task We have all come across those moments in life when we have struggled ever so hard to choose unique gifts for  women in our lives. The incredibly special person  – mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, daughter or grandma whom we so want to  impress and express our truest of feelings. Gifts should not only express your love and care but in some ways, it should be able to reflect the...

sustainable slow fashion

Problems with Fast Fashion and is Sustainable Slow Fashion the way out?

Punch in the exclusive discount code ‘just for you’ and  get 70% off !  An evening dress for just Euro 15!  The winter coat you were eying for so long now at a 25% discount- All this and more surely sound too good to be true but take a deep breath and think! Is it really possible are the brands knocking off the price just for you and taking a LOSS, No it doesn’t work that way- someone somewhere has already...

sustainable fashion gift

How a Sustainable Fashion Gift card can make a difference-meet the founder

Nanette Hogervorst- founder of Sustainable Fashion Gift card, an unique initiative  to  not only support sustainable slow fashion, but create awareness and promote the concept  within your network. Urban Medley proudly partners with SFGC and sat down to talk to Nanette about her journey. Let’s start with probably the most obvious question and one I am sure you have been asked many times- What attracted you to sustainable fashion? It doesn’t feel like I am attracted to sustainability. It’s just how...

sustainable capsule wardrobe

Building a Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe: Move Away from Fast Fashion

The term fast fashion has garnered attention over the last few years. What does the term denote? And, why do we need to move away from fast fashion? Developed in the 1990s, the term encapsulates a profitable business model where fashion brands replicate high-fashion designs, manufacture them in bulk, and sell them at a low cost. As a result of this practice, fast fashion paved the way for a culture of human rights violations, unfair trade practice, and animal...

sustainable ethical fashion

6 Checks to Ensure You are Buying Sustainable Ethical Fashion

Making a conscious choice to buying sustainable ethical fashion is commendable. Yet, many of us make this shift without truly understanding what sustainable fashion means. If you are starting this journey, we are here to help make this process as fun and enjoyable as it can be! But first, what is sustainable fashion and how is it different from ethical fashion? Sustainable fashion involves the process of making garments and accessories in a way that leaves minimal damage to the environment....

sustainable living

8 Easy Tips- How to make sustainable living the new norm in your daily life ?

Sustainable living, recycling, reuse, reduce, are all words we are constantly bombarded with at every point in our everyday lives. At times I feel they are used extremely casually without even bothering to understand what they truly mean. It has become a trend to somehow include these words in your daily communications simply to reflect an awareness of the concepts of sustainable living.  Many of you may be overwhelmed as to where to make a start to a more...

care for organic silk

How to care for your Organic silk ?

My tryst with silk Growing up in India I was no stranger to silk. I distinctly remember my mother’s cupboard where she fondly stored every silk saree wrapped in  old muslin and sprinkled with nigella seeds( it was supposed to naturally keep insects away).  Some of her sarees were inherited from her mother, some had once been part of her trousseau and then of course then the ones she had collected over the years. Each time I would as a...

eco friendly

A Stitch on time- No to Plastic and Eco Friendly

Our handmade scarves need a home when they are not being used to keep  them safe, protected from dust, dirt and moisture. All our scarves reach the customer in a handmade organic cotton dust bag with 2 coconut shell buttons! The bags are eco friendly and have a lovely behind the scenes story to make them a beautiful addition to our philosophy of artisan made sustainable products. A little extra special just like all the accessories we sell. Today we...