Its that time of the year when we are all racking our brains about new resolutions, new habits, new goals….new looks? Well we got new look covered for you! How about trying out a whole new green fashion make-over as a new year resolution? And we have just the ethical brand to get you started and hooked- milo+nicki with their 2nd capsule wardrobe collection- Bandhani made out of banana waste!
We previously featured woman Eco-Entrepreneur Nicki Patel’s line of ethical and sustainable fashion brand – milo+nicki because we loved it and their first collection was a runaway hit with the green community instantly. A cruelty-free, ethically-designed womenswear line, milo+nicki’s Kickstarter campaign achieved it’s funding goal and now they’re back with a gorgeous second collection and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of their success story! Now we happily showcase this gorgeous new capsule wardrobe collection which once again pushes the boudaries of innovation by giving us uber cool vacation clothes made of banana waste!
milo+nicki- The success story
milo+nicki was born the moment Nicki Patel signed the official adoption papers and the 10th lab at a foster ranch out in West Texas became Milo Patel. During a health crisis in 2014, Nicki + Milo grew stronger together by turning to their roots. Family, love, and faith became their medicine. The realisation how consumption and society impacts the environment and the cruel animal treatment set Nicki off on a journey to establish a cruelty-free and sustainable fashion line that she would love to wear. No looking back since then! Read the woman entrepreneur’s chat with UrbanMeisters here. After the success of their first collection the brand set about launching the second, constantly growing, and adapting. They picked up all the learnings from the first launch and now design with a wider audience in mind. The first collection was Nicki’s vision of all the creative juices she wanted to release in a collection, and now, as a brand, they’ve decided to put their mission and values first, and designs second.
New Collection New Mission
milo+nicki’s mission is to empower the ever-evolving woman of today to conquer her fears, take a leap of faith, never give up on herself, and live a life of colour. They use plant-based innovative fibers to create one-of-a-kind pieces, that are ‘seasonless’ and not trendy for a short time only and this time its banana! The goal is to be sustainable, ethical, and cruelty-free through their entire supply chain. Each of the designs have a feel-good bohemian vibe. The Bandhani Collection which is a vacation capsule wardrobe collection – inspired by the traditional but very popular Indian craft of tie-dye textile- launched on 9th November.
The Ultimate Vacay Capsule Wardrobe
An uber cool green fashion trend picked up by not just consumers but brands themselves is capsule wardrobe. Its all about minimising and having classic pieces that we can mix and match and rotate to create new outfits with the same old clothes. Helping us create the ultimate vacay capsule wardrobe is milo+nicki’s new collection.
Designed in Austin Texas and made in New York City, the Bandhani Collection works towards this new vision and focus by creating a more versatile collection which can be worn various ways. The 10-pieces are made to reverse, mix, and match to create multiple looks and everything one would need for a perfect vacay.
The pieces are made out of handwoven banana fabric which is obtained from banana waste. They are sustainable as they are hand-dyed with plant-based dyes, vegan, cruelty-free and biodegradable. Ethically produced, the manufacturing practices are fair-trade compliant and provide employment opportunities for the society. Check out all the pieces here:
Above: The flip-it and reverse-it blouse + the go-long wide leg pant is made of banana waste and vegetable dyed by hand. The blouse can be worn 2-ways.
Price: Flip-it and reverse-it blouse is $109, and the go-long wide leg pant is $179.
Above: The bottom or top tube top + the go-long wide leg pant is made out of banana waste and vegetable dyed by hand. The top can be worn as a skirt or top.
Price: Bottom or top tube top is $89, and the go-long wide leg pant is $179.
Above: The deep in the heart of TX blouse + the go-long wide leg pant is made out of banana waste and made in the USA. The top can be reversed and worn 2-ways.
Price: Deep in the heart of TX blouse is $99, and the go-long wide leg pant is $179.
Above: The siesta dress is made out of banana waste, and hand-tied + vegetable dyed to create the tiny specs known as Bandhani. Price: $189.
Above: The top or bottom tube top + the hanky skirt is hand-tied and hand-dyed with vegetable dyes, made completely out of banana waste.
Price: Top or bottom tube top is $89, and the hanky skirt is $169.
Above: The Diwali jacket + the 6>1 maxi dress is handmade in the USA, and the maxi can be worn 6+ different ways.
Price: Diwali jacket is $249, and the 6>1 maxi is $239.
Above: The 6>1 maxi dress is hand-tied and hand-dyed with vegetable dyes, all made in the USA. The maxi dress can be worn 6+ different ways.
The flip-it and reverse-it blouse + the hanky skirt is made out of banana waste and vegetable dyed by hand. The blouse can be reversed and worn 2-ways.
Price: Flip-it and reverse-it blouse is $109, and the hanky skirt is $169.
Above: The Diwali jacket is made out of banana waste all in the USA.
Above: The deep in heart of TX blouse is all hand-dyed with vegetable based dyes, and handmade in the USA. The blouse can be reversed and worn 2-ways.
Above: The it’s a party holiday dress is made out all hand-dyed and handmade in the USA.
Above: The fiesta dress is hand-tied and hand dyed with plant-based dyes. Also comes in a solid colour version. The dress is made 100% out of banana waste and dyed with plant-based dyes.
milo-nicki Tribe has it all!
All those who join the milo-nicki trible get to avail an exclusive discount, as well as a giveaways! For milo+nicki tribers, the brand will provide a one-time discount code ($30 off a single piece of $150 or more).
Featured in Vogue Magazine, Not Just A Label, Darling Magazine, and Trend Prive Magazine, milo+nicki’s second collection lives up to the green hype for sure! So what are you waiting for? Become a milo+nicki triber now. Join them at www.milonicki.com
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Buy the pieces @ www.milonicki.com (you can click on the any of the pics also to directly go to their online shop) and worldwide shipping is available.
This new capsule wardrobe collection made from banana waste gets full marks from us. Its sexy, its sustainable and its definitely on our #GreenLustList
Shoutout to Eco-Preneurs
We’re very proud that UrbanMeisters was able to contribute to milo+nicki’s debut collection’s success in meeting it’s funding target by providing the budding brand with a platform to showcase to potential customers- our green living community. If you’re a green entrepreneur or know someone who’s trying set up a green start-up please write to us because we support sustainable innovation. We offer a highly engaged platform to showcase your product, service or expertise to a vibrant green living community of more than 30,000 UrbanMeisters who may just be looking for what you have to offer! All this for free for green start-ups in the nascent stages of development. This could help you meet funding targets, get volunteers for beta testing of products, even sell directly to targeted customers and in general spread the word about your product or service. So write to us and get on UrbanMeisters community today!