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SANAYA SET SUMMER 2018
“Kantha has traditionally provided womxn with space and time of their own with which they created this extraordinary art-form. It is an exclusively womxn’s activity where they can interact with other womxn and gain a sense of self.”
—Jasleen Dhamija, from the Craft Council of India
BE UNIQUE. The Bon Boho bag will be a beautiful addition to your wardrobe this summer. Covered in signature kantha stitching on a Sanaya Set hand selected recycled sari, it is sure to make you glow with goodness and style. Each bag is as unique as you and the artisan who lovingly made it.
Sari Bari seeks the sustainable restoration of red light communities and the prevention of the exploitation of womxn & children. Their mission is to offer freedom to womxn who are trapped in the sex trade and to provide opportunity to those who are vulnerable to trafficking by providing employment in a safe, loving environment, where womxn are trained as artisans. These artisans create beautiful, sustainable, handmade products, while making their lives new in the traditional kantha style. Learn more about the impact Sari Bari makes here.
BE RESTED. Comfy nights just got more comfortable with the Grace Eleyae satin pillowcase. This soft, luxurious, satin pillowcase will make your bed even more comfortable and inviting - and, of course, it's great for your hair and skin, too.
From assistant to CEO, Grace Eleyae turned what she viewed as her biggest disadvantage into one of her greatest opportunities.
Growing up as a dark-skinned, first-generation American in a predominantly Caucasian suburb, Grace was the girl with short, fine half-Kenyan hair who always wanted her ponytail puff to sway back and forth like all of the other girls.
Weaves, wigs and perms became her go-to. Not necessarily because she loved the style, but because she wanted to hide her natural, non-swaying hair.
Then Solange Knowles came on the scene. Then Janelle Monae. Then Lupita Nyong’o. All women with different hair-types who embraced their natural hair. In their confidence they disrupted the “swaying hair” beauty standard and encouraged others, like Grace, to do the same.
In 2014, Grace did the big chop (gulp). It gave her the courage to live the life she wanted regardless of negative external influences. In other words, it gave her the courage to live confidently and go natural.
Grace Eleyae’s goal is to provide women with confidence by offering solutions for the busy multi-taskers who want to look and feel confident while investing in being their best, most beautiful selves. Her luxury hair protecting products are elegant and stylish additions to any home and to any outfit. They help multi-tasking women save a ton of time getting ready in the morning, keep her hairstyle longer and her hair healthy, in place, moisturized and tangle-free.
Grace has been named as one of the top ten black female Founders who dominated 2016 by Huffington Post, 3 Kick-Ass Women Entrepreneurs You Should Know and more. In only 3 years, she has sold more than 500,000 products to over 200,000 people worldwide.
BE INDULGENT. The Divine Chocolate Toffee & Sea Salt Bar is seriously smooth 70% dark chocolate with a dash of sea salt, perfectly balancing the sweet crunch of toffee.
Divine Chocolate is a mission-based social enterprise committed to providing exceptional products while empowering womxn cocoa farmers to succeed both socially and economically. Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company that is co-owned by cocoa farmers, and members of Kuapa Kokoo Farmer's Co-operative in Ghana receive the largest share (44%) of all distributive profits. This allows the members of the co-operative to decide how best to use their income to support their communities and enable each other to thrive through womxn's training programs and educational workshops. Divine Chocolate is also a certified B Corporation and distinguishes itself from other companies by exemplifying how a business can be successful with a focus on social, economic, and environmental justice and equality from the source.
BE BEAUTIFUL, INSIDE & OUT. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style to make a difference. By wearing these gorgeous Purpose Jewelry Dusk Drop earrings, you are providing freedom, dignity and hope for these amazing artisans.
Purpose Jewelry provides freedom for young womxn escaping and surviving from sex trafficking. Your support changes lives. They work with survivors in Mumbai, India and Orange County, CA. From creation to shipping, these young womxn are playing a critical role in every step of the process. They are able to earn a fair wage and gain employable skills for the future.
We are thrilled to have connected with Tanuja Desai Hidier, who has graciously signed each copy of this pivotal novel for Sanaya Set Summer 2018. She broke new ground in 2002 with her literary debut Born Confused. Recently having celebrated its 15 year anniversary, it is the first South Asian American YA novel and includes South Asian LGBTQI characters/themes. Recently hailed by Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Paste Magazine as one of the best young adult novels of all time, Born Confused has given voice to a new multicultural generation.
BE RADIANT. Fresh Bloom by Alma Botanicals is a gentle mask, packed with essential nutrients including french rose clay, rosehip powder, and hibiscus powder to restore your radiant glow. There are no fillers in this mask- just skin softening natural botanicals and clay, formulated to nourish and detoxify the skin. Great for sensitive skin.
Founded by global citizen, Mindy Hu, Alma Botanicals makes products that are made with the purest natural ingredients, with an emphasis on ingredients that are plant-based, organic and food-grade. All products are made in small batches in the USA and are earth friendly. Alma Botanicals is also proud to support clean and safe drinking water projects globally through charity: water, bringing clean water to people in need.
To Use- Mix a spoonful with water, yogurt or honey to create a paste. Apply a layer to clean skin. Leave on for 15–20 minutes or until mask is completely dry. Rinse with warm water. Sensitive skin: Leave on 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. For the first three nights, use nightly. After the third night, use 2–3 nights per week.
SANAYA SET SPRING 2018
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EMBRACE YOUR BEAUTY. We are immensely proud of the collaboration between Sudara and Sanaya Set. The Anju robe is made in India by womxn working to remain free from sex slavery. The Anju print features line-drawn flowers filled with raspberry, mint, grey, and ivory and accented with turquoise and sage, and trimmed with an elegant Banarasi border of interlocking ivory and gold. One size fits all.
Sudara is a Certified Benefit Corporation that exists to advocate on behalf of and empower womxn who have escaped from, or at the highest risk of, human trafficking by providing dignified employment opportunities. They are a mission-driven lifestyle brand whose success is not measured in revenue, but in positive social impact and creating long-term, sustainable change.
BE RADICAL. Hi WildFlower Botanicals was created by Tanwi Nandini Islam, a writer and novelist who explores culture, feminism and fiction. Her sustainable and ethically sourced botanicals come from all over the world. The trees and flowers of Brooklyn, her home, and Bangladesh, her motherland, are continual poetic, visual, sensual and botanical inspirations for her creations.
Gulabi Gang is a bright pink shade inspired by a group of radical and inspiring womxn in India. The Gulabi Gang is an extraordinary womxn’s movement formed in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. The group initially intended to punish oppressive husbands, fathers and brothers, and combat domestic violence and desertion. They continue to fight for the cause that womxn should have equal socio-economic, cultural and political opportunities as men.
BE BOLD. Claws Out is a vegan, five free, family owned company that simply makes beautiful nail polish. They diligently give back to organizations they believe are trying to make the world a better place, but they also believe in being a part of the community through action. A few brilliant groups they support are the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Museum of African American History & Culture, NAACP, and Transition Projects Homeless Shelter.
Claws Out names each of their polish shades after topics they genuinely care about so their values are clear. Resistance is a beautiful deep red shade will make you look good and feel good. 20% of Net Proceeds from this shade go to the ACLU.
NOURISH YOUR SOUL. Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the best-loved writers of our time. As a memoirist, novelist, poet, and dramatist, she is widely respected. She has been praised for confronting both the racial and sexual pressures on black womxn, and for infusing her work with a perspective on larger social and political movements, including civil rights.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, an extraordinary memoir, is a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller. The writings trace Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and womxn, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people and times that touched her life.
BE GOOD TO YOURSELF. What’s your chocolate fantasy? Does it start with a rich organic 70% dark chocolate? Is it blended with buttery, toasted artisan breadcrumbs and just the perfect touch of salt? If so, get ready to experience an innovative twist on a classic pairing.
Theo is an Organic and Fair Trade certified chocolate company whose mission is to help create a beautiful, compassionate and enduring world by responsibly making delicious and inspiring products for everyone. After traveling and working in the tropics of Central America and Africa, the founder fell in love with the land and the people farming there. Joe recognized an injustice in the way that both were being exploited and wanted to do something to make a difference. Every Theo purchase supports families in Congo and Peru on their quest to improve their livelihoods and well-being.
RISE. “Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.” – Suzy Kassem
Let this timeless necklace remind you that in order to blossom, the lotus flower must grow through difficult conditions—but it blooms anyway. Like the lotus, we will grow through dark times, and we will rise with beauty and grace.
This piece was custom made for the Sanaya Set Spring 2018 by Nandi, an artisan jewelry maker in Brooklyn, NY. The Sanaya Set team is proud to support small womxn-owned businesses.
RISE. Get a good night’s sleep with our custom sleep mask made by Rise & Chai. You can’t take care of others before you take care of yourself. Wake up. Get out of bed. Stretch. It’s time to go to work. We all have work to do. Lots and lots of work to dismantle racism, injustice, and the patriarchy.
SANAYA SET WINTER 2018
This design comes to us from the Manushi artisan group in Nepal. Translating to mean, “energetic womxn,” Manushi empowers womxn to take charge of their own lives through sustainable employment and financial independence.
The story of the magic dust scarf is as uplifting and beautiful as it will make you feel.
"The nonprofit organization, Manushi, was established in 1991 to assist poor, disadvantaged Nepali womxn. Located in Kathmandu, Manushi works with womxn in various parts of the country. The organization's goals are to promote gender perspective in sustainable development, to enhance womxn's social and economic status, to put womxn in the forefront of human development, and to put marginalized people in the world of work through handicraft production and small businesses. In addition to craft production and marketing, Manushi conducts community development, entrepreneurship and skills training, and provides microfinance loans. Currently some 90 percent of Manushi's artisans are womxn. Constitutionally Nepali womxn have rights, explains director Padmasana Shakya, but practically they have few opportunities within a culture that discriminates against womxn."
Etta Arlene is a sister-owned candle company. All of their candles are handcrafted in super small batches, and they are meticulous in choosing their ingredients. The sisters of Etta Arlene want us to always remember that womxn can do anything. This candle was custom-made for the Sanaya Set Winter 2018. Be proud to support womxn owned businesses who align with our mission.
Human is Human was born from the realization that as a nation, we can do better. Founder Jacqueline Burnette and her wife joined together to resist the patriarchy and encourage equality in all forms. Human is Human donates 30% of all proceeds directly to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Wild Botanicals is a small batch artisan skincare line. Every product is carefully formulated and crafted with natural botanicals to enhance your beauty, health, and wellness. We worked closely with Felicia to bring you this custom collection, with your comfort, care, and nourishment in mind.
What would self-care be without chocolate? Kacau brings you all the benefits of pure chocolate mixed with natural and exotic super foods and plants grown in South America.
“Nevertheless She Persisted” has become a galvanizing cry for people of all genders in recognition of the struggles that womxn have faced throughout history. The Sanaya Set is proud to support Nandi, an artisan jewelry maker in Brooklyn, NY as she pursues her passion.
Whether it's a boost of energy that is needed or a tranquil breath of fresh air, Art of Tea has designed this exclusive blend to support every womxn by restoring balance in the body, mind & soul.
The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller—from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a womxn now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
Don’t be shy to show your true colors with this bold compillation from our friend, Crafty Pagan. It has never been more important to use your voice to speak up for what you believe in.