BACK TO BASICS: Build a Sustainable Wardrobe With These Eco-Friendly Basics for Everyday Wear

Embracing a sustainable lifestyle and making mindful choices is the need of the hour considering the dire impact of fast fashion on the environment and its people. If you’re looking to make a positive change this year and reduce your environmental footprint, we can help you on your journey. We at IKKIVI work closely with our designers who focus on quality and create clothes with great care and thoughtfulness. From using ethical materials and minimal waste techniques to adopting fair trade and transparent practices, they’re making the world a better place. 

If you’re looking to create a capsule wardrobe with high-quality and versatile pieces that will last a long time, we have curated a list of sustainable basics designed by our contemporary fashion brands in India. From handcrafted tops to dresses, here’s our lineup of everyday timeless pieces you’ll love to own. 



A classic white shirt is a must-have piece for any wardrobe! This oversized boxy-fit shirt from our brand, The Summer House, is an edgy take on this basic wear and can pair well with your favorite pair of pants, denim, or a chic skirt. It is crafted in plush handspun and handwoven cotton and features folded sleeves and patch pockets. 



This A-line and relaxed cotton fit from Itr by Khyati Pande is a whimsical and dreamy silhouette perfect for the warmer days ahead. The dress features intricate hand block printing that makes it look ethereal underneath the outer layer of organza and comes with a camisole lined with 100% plain cotton fabric. 



This is an easy and breezy powder blue co-ord set that is made from linen and comes with a collared shirt featuring an overlapping button closure. It is coupled with a matching pair of bermuda shorts with a plain waistband and side pockets, making this comfortable set a perfect accompaniment for your everyday dressing. 



A popular loungewear co-ord set for casual day outs or vacations, the Aura Set from our label Khara Kapas is crafted from the softest cotton mulmul fabric and includes a beige polka dot kaftan with front pleat detail and is fully lined. It comes with regular trousers with full lining and a front zipper.  



We love our stylish and comfortable wide-leg pants! This pair of handwoven khadi denim high-waisted Debbie Pants from Cross A Line is sure to turn heads with its dramatic flare. It features flap pockets on the sides, an itemized show stitch, and wide waistbands, and you can pair them with your favorite top or jacket to create a statement look instantly! 



The Roxanne Skirt is a glamorous and chic wardrobe staple that will take your style quotient up a notch, be it for work or brunch. This high-waist pencil skirt features a front center seam slit for ease of movement and in-seam pockets. This skirt will pair great with a satin shirt or a cotton top, depending on the look you’re going for! 




Interviewer and Writer  PRERNA MALHOTRA

Layout and Graphic Design  VEDHIKA HV

IKKIVI Zine is a property of IKKIVI by Founder  NIVI MURTHY

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