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Homage to the Hermit

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Born in the womb of Auroville in 1997, Upasana is a Conscious Clothing Circle focused on progressive evolution of products we craft, people we work with and planet we call our home. Our guiding philosophy is to discover India through textiles which is reflected in our multitude of projects made possible with immense love by our fellow artisans, weavers, designers, creators and partners alike. As a Homage to the Hermit, we believe that beauty is beyond body as we move forward in our continued journey of Integral Design.

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Discovering India through textiles

Woven seamlessly into what we wear, it has been a dream-in-making to bring alive our guiding philosophy of discovering India through textiles. Every piece is made with love, care and immense respect for the wearer and the maker through ethical practices, sustainable processes, handloom heritages, medicinal textiles and organic materials.

Our Philosophy + Process

Letter from Uma

Upasana as a Conscious Clothing Circle is designed to shift the way self is perceived and fulfill our responsibility towards the multi-dimensional needs of society through the process of Integral design.

Upasana in its expression has never been about slow or luxurious fashion. We are neither interested in course-correction that today's fashion industry has adopted, around many malpractices in the names of greenwashing, ecological preservation, or sustainability, nor do we seek to empower weavers or artisans superficially in the garb of promotional purpose.

At Upasana, we rather believe that our country only needs a platform to showcase its unique talent in preserving our vast legacy and rich variety of textiles through ethical practices, sustainable processes and handloom heritage methods for holistic wellness.

Therefore, it is my honor to have enriched our philosophy to suit the new challenges of today's times and honor Upasana’s vision for the future as a homage to the hermits of past and the future.

Fashion has the power to change the world and I will always give it the chance it deserves, no matter what.

About the founder

Our Circle of Inspiration

Ethical Practice. Sustainable Process. Handloom Heritage. Medicinal Textiles. Organic Material.

Our curated accessories

Small Steps, Simpler Shifts.

Circularity + Sustainability

Our tryst with Responsible Fashion

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