One of our favorite Indian embroideries is chikankari, which is also called shadow work because it's traditionally been a white-on-white embroidery originally done on fine cotton cloth. This embroidery was made for royalty. Many accounts say Noor Jahan, the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir, introduced Chikan, which was originally a Persian art, to India in the 17th century.
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.