Independent Fashion Brand AGAATI Shares What it’s Like to Run a Successful Business
In this episode, I’m speaking with Saloni Strestha, the founder and creative head of AGAATI as well as the founder of the Global Eco Artisan Awards. AGAATI is an eco-artisanal lifestyle brand committed to preserving heritage craft, elevating livelihood of artisans and making artisanal craftsmanship thrive in the fashion ecosystem.
Saloni and I had a great conversation where we discussed:
- what is like running a one-of-a-kind clothing business
- how to reassess your plans when the unexpected happens
- the deep fulfillment one feels when working with a team of talented, global artisans as partners in your business.
ABOUT THE BRAND + DESIGNER
A graduate from Parsons, The New School, Saloni was trained at fashion houses such as Oscar De La Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, Zac Posen and Naeem Khan. She launched AGAATI 4 years ago.
Through AGAATI, Saloni plays an active role in celebrating and empowering artisans across fashion and lifestyle production.
Championing the creativity, conservation and empowerment of the artisanal community and being of service to them is her everyday mission. Which is why she recently launched the initiative – Global Eco Artisan Awards & Conference to empower and celebrate the fashion & lifestyle artisanal community.