Sani is all about moving confidently at the intersection of fashion and function.So we decided to take a silky fabric and make it into a cool bandana style, which originated in South Asia and the Middle East in the 17th century. We combined it with a filter from NC State University's Wilson College of Textiles and consulted with experts there during development.
Our guest Aurea Andrades goes from biology to running her brand to content creation, with an incredible community of 250,000 on TikTok. The multitalented Andrades spoke with Sani co-founders, Niki and Ritika Shamdasani, about Y2K fashion, content creation, and more during a “Sani Sisters Present” session.
From reporting on entertainment, pop culture and politics to having a destination wedding covered by Vogue, Marie Claire’s Neha Prakash has made many waves in life. The senior news and culture editor spoke with Sani co-founders, Niki and Ritika Shamdasani, about fashion, journalism and representation in media during a “Sani Sisters Present” session.
If you’ve ever heard “Her life is her art,” our guest Zoe Harveen Kaur definitely embodies that. She is a digital artist and she created ZHK Designs, a brand and page that educates and empowers the South Asian community through art. She also illustrates and works on @browngirlmemes, which she co-founded. We loved talking to ZHK about the importance of art and culture, and how she combines the two in her work. You can catch up with what she had to say on our blog or the uploaded Instagram Live!
Incoming North Carolina A&T student Maisie Brown’s journey as an activist started in an algebra class in middle school. The class had been given an assignment to create a new state flag using different equations. When Brown researched the Mississippi state flag, she learned of its history and the Confederate emblem on it. Since then, she’s played a crucial role in social justice movements, state and country-wide, including the removal of the Mississippi state flag last month.
Brown spoke with Sani’s co-founders, Niki and Ritika Shamdasani, in a “Sani Sisters Present” Instagram Live session about activism, Black history education, and future steps to create social change.