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The Indigo Plant Part 1: Commodification of a plant
Tehmina Brohi

The Indigo Plant Part 1: Commodification of a p...

Indigo, a name whispered through the corridors of time, stands as a testament to humanity's enduring fascination with color and culture. As one of the oldest dyes known to mankind,...

Tehmina Brohi

The Indigo Plant Part 1: Commodification of a p...

Indigo, a name whispered through the corridors of time, stands as a testament to humanity's enduring fascination with color and culture. As one of the oldest dyes known to mankind,...

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Fashion & Manufactured Desire
Tehmina Brohi

Fashion & Manufactured Desire

The fashion industry has developed over the centuries, in tandem with colonization and capitalism, to result in a strange entanglement of social class and status. Trends shift like the wind...

Tehmina Brohi

Fashion & Manufactured Desire

The fashion industry has developed over the centuries, in tandem with colonization and capitalism, to result in a strange entanglement of social class and status. Trends shift like the wind...

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Let's Go Deep: Our Textiles Used to Be Living, Breathing Beings
Tehmina Brohi

Let's Go Deep: Our Textiles Used to Be Living, ...

Clothing has evolved from being a necessity for protection and comfort to a symbol of luxury and status. However, the rise of synthetic fibers has brought significant environmental and health...

Tehmina Brohi

Let's Go Deep: Our Textiles Used to Be Living, ...

Clothing has evolved from being a necessity for protection and comfort to a symbol of luxury and status. However, the rise of synthetic fibers has brought significant environmental and health...

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Sustainable fabrics - The first step toward an eco-conscious industry?
Tehmina Brohi

Sustainable fabrics - The first step toward an ...

I’m sure you’ve heard about the farm-to-table concept when dining out. But have you heard about the seed-to-sew or soil-to-skin idea? This idea has been popularized in recent years, especially...

Tehmina Brohi

Sustainable fabrics - The first step toward an ...

I’m sure you’ve heard about the farm-to-table concept when dining out. But have you heard about the seed-to-sew or soil-to-skin idea? This idea has been popularized in recent years, especially...

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How to develop your personal style based on your values
Tehmina Brohi

How to develop your personal style based on you...

Fashion is just about following trends or wearing what a small group of so-called fashion moguls believe to be in. One’s personal style, however, is a reflection of their values,...

Tehmina Brohi

How to develop your personal style based on you...

Fashion is just about following trends or wearing what a small group of so-called fashion moguls believe to be in. One’s personal style, however, is a reflection of their values,...

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Tehmina's Corner: What I really desire is spaciousness...
Tehmina Brohi

Tehmina's Corner: What I really desire is spaci...

Tehmina’s Corner: What I really desire is spaciousness… …and it’s not just me. In the last few years, I’ve been witnessing big shifts in our collective thinking: that we are...

Tehmina Brohi

Tehmina's Corner: What I really desire is spaci...

Tehmina’s Corner: What I really desire is spaciousness… …and it’s not just me. In the last few years, I’ve been witnessing big shifts in our collective thinking: that we are...

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Drip, drip, drought... How can fashion brands reduce water waste during production?
Tehmina Brohi

Drip, drip, drought... How can fashion brands r...

Drip, drip, drought... How can fashion brands reduce water waste during production? Water is life. It is one of the first elements scientists look for when exploring space for intelligence....

Tehmina Brohi

Drip, drip, drought... How can fashion brands r...

Drip, drip, drought... How can fashion brands reduce water waste during production? Water is life. It is one of the first elements scientists look for when exploring space for intelligence....

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Being a conscious business - what does it mean?
Tehmina Brohi

Being a conscious business - what does it mean?

At Istani, our values lead us to believe that the economy is much more than what we see at surface level. At Istani, we do not see it as a...

Tehmina Brohi

Being a conscious business - what does it mean?

At Istani, our values lead us to believe that the economy is much more than what we see at surface level. At Istani, we do not see it as a...

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5 Palestinian Brands to buy from
Tehmina Brohi

5 Palestinian Brands to buy from

Read on to learn about 6 Palestinian brands educating about and preserving Palestinian culture.

Tehmina Brohi

5 Palestinian Brands to buy from

Read on to learn about 6 Palestinian brands educating about and preserving Palestinian culture.

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Memories beyond a lifetime: How to care for your garments so they last longer.
Tehmina Brohi

Memories beyond a lifetime: How to care for you...

It’s amazing how a simple piece of fabric can hold so much of the tapestry of our lives, and enliven the experiences we once lived while wearing it. Whether good,...

Tehmina Brohi

Memories beyond a lifetime: How to care for you...

It’s amazing how a simple piece of fabric can hold so much of the tapestry of our lives, and enliven the experiences we once lived while wearing it. Whether good,...

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Tehmina's Corner: Chickpeas, Ghee and Dreamy House Music
Tehmina Brohi

Tehmina's Corner: Chickpeas, Ghee and Dreamy Ho...

It’s quite amazing how someone can travel through time, tradition and thought by simply evoking unique flavors and aromas. How one simple train of thought can take us so far...

Tehmina Brohi

Tehmina's Corner: Chickpeas, Ghee and Dreamy Ho...

It’s quite amazing how someone can travel through time, tradition and thought by simply evoking unique flavors and aromas. How one simple train of thought can take us so far...

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Same Stories, New Beginnings
Tehmina Brohi

Same Stories, New Beginnings

For the past few years, as we’ve grown consciously and continuously, we identified the purpose of who we truly want to be: A safe haven for those who live between...

Tehmina Brohi

Same Stories, New Beginnings

For the past few years, as we’ve grown consciously and continuously, we identified the purpose of who we truly want to be: A safe haven for those who live between...

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New Designs, Inspired by Nature
Tehmina Brohi

New Designs, Inspired by Nature

Click here to learn a bit more about some of the latest pieces we've dropped.

Tehmina Brohi

New Designs, Inspired by Nature

Click here to learn a bit more about some of the latest pieces we've dropped.

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Brand New Handcrafted Fashion Coming In May
Tehmina Brohi

Brand New Handcrafted Fashion Coming In May

When you wear an Istani piece, we want you to feel proud to be you. We want you to feel confident enough to be unapologetically yourself. And we hope that...

Tehmina Brohi

Brand New Handcrafted Fashion Coming In May

When you wear an Istani piece, we want you to feel proud to be you. We want you to feel confident enough to be unapologetically yourself. And we hope that...

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Sustainability X Istani: An Ongoing Process
Tehmina Brohi

Sustainability X Istani: An Ongoing Process

When I came back from Pakistan in March, I was pretty excited to create a whole set of curated blogs posts to write about sustainability and Earth Month. And every time I sat...

Tehmina Brohi

Sustainability X Istani: An Ongoing Process

When I came back from Pakistan in March, I was pretty excited to create a whole set of curated blogs posts to write about sustainability and Earth Month. And every time I sat...

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Why Representation Matters: The Istani Perspective
Tehmina Brohi

Why Representation Matters: The Istani Perspective

I will never forget the first time I heard Heems’ Patriot Act. It was golden hour in NYC and I was sitting in the back of a bus going across...

Tehmina Brohi

Why Representation Matters: The Istani Perspective

I will never forget the first time I heard Heems’ Patriot Act. It was golden hour in NYC and I was sitting in the back of a bus going across...

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More than just a color
saniya ali

More than just a color

At Istani, our mission is to create clothing that will make you feel good in your skin and free to be your most authentic self. While we give our all...

saniya ali

More than just a color

At Istani, our mission is to create clothing that will make you feel good in your skin and free to be your most authentic self. While we give our all...

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Istani X Sustainability
saniya ali

Istani X Sustainability

We live in a world where we are daily receiving news about some current climate catastrophe or displacement of people or loss of livelihoods, due to the massive environmental changes...

saniya ali

Istani X Sustainability

We live in a world where we are daily receiving news about some current climate catastrophe or displacement of people or loss of livelihoods, due to the massive environmental changes...

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Why patterns?
saniya ali

Why patterns?

Istani is a brand created to preserve and amplify South Asian heritage through fashion and textiles. Islamic culture has been a major influence on South Asian culture since the 7th...

saniya ali

Why patterns?

Istani is a brand created to preserve and amplify South Asian heritage through fashion and textiles. Islamic culture has been a major influence on South Asian culture since the 7th...

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Let's Dye
Tehmina Brohi

Let's Dye

  What are you wearing?  No, really, all jokes aside: what have you got on? Can you take a look at the label and see where the garment on your...

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Tehmina Brohi

Let's Dye

  What are you wearing?  No, really, all jokes aside: what have you got on? Can you take a look at the label and see where the garment on your...

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I made you a mixtape!
Tehmina Brohi

I made you a mixtape!

Am I being too forward? I believe sharing music is the foundation of any great relationship! This may not be a traditional mixtape--as in a cassette tape with a hand-drawn cover...

Tehmina Brohi

I made you a mixtape!

Am I being too forward? I believe sharing music is the foundation of any great relationship! This may not be a traditional mixtape--as in a cassette tape with a hand-drawn cover...

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We Did A Cross-Cultural Cook-Off
Tehmina Brohi

We Did A Cross-Cultural Cook-Off

  Well, kind of. Have you ever thought about how fascinating it is that different cultures across the world will use the same spices but cook them into whole new...

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Tehmina Brohi

We Did A Cross-Cultural Cook-Off

  Well, kind of. Have you ever thought about how fascinating it is that different cultures across the world will use the same spices but cook them into whole new...

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