#PowerWomen – Meet Sumaira Nabeel Founder of Indus Threads

Social and Style x Indus Threads x Ayesha Hashwani 12

//Outfit – Indus Threads //

From Coke Studio to serials such as Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai, I love Pakistani influenced arts and culture. For me, Pakistani fashion is a work of art. From the detailed embroidery to the silhouettes, I love the attention to detail. While I strive to support next generation designers, I also have to keep my budget in mind when deciding on pieces to invest in. So many of you messaged me about how my previous post on Indus Threads resonated with you. I’m sure we can all relate to spending quite a bit on our South Asian outfits only to wear them once or twice. And then they likely go out of style. Indus Threads provides access to a wide range of Indian and Pakistani high-end designers from established design houses to up and coming artists. I learned about designer Ayesha Hashwani on Indus Threads’ website and couldn’t wait to try this royal blue kaftan suit. The outfit is so unique and it was so fun to try something out of my comfort zone. I added a gold Clutch from Arya Trinkets and Threads and a statement bangle from H&M to complete the look. I sat down Sumaira, the founder of Indus Threads to learn more about how she started the company and her vision for the future.

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#Designer Spotlight – Pink BANOO – empowering and inspiring through fashion

Pink BANOO + Social and Style

Recently, a friend planned a picnic at one of my favorite gardens outside of DC. Given how hot and humid it can be here in June, I wanted to wear something that was light and comfortable. Luckily the team from Pink BANOO helped me select a design from their summer collection that was perfect for the event. With elegant peach and gold embroidery, the tunic had a South Asian flare without being too heavy. I can’t wait to style the tunic with pants for my next brunch or with a cape blazer for an evening cocktail party. I chatted with Masuma, founder of Pink BANOO, to learn more about the company. After learning about Pink BANOO’s mission, I feel great knowing that I am supporting a brand that also empowers girls by donating a portion of their proceeds towards helping girls education in need.

Pink BANOO supports girls education worldwide. Pink BANOO donates 10% of their net proceeds towards helping girls education through innovative campaigns such as the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up. Girl Up envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

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