We are so proud to be working with IfundWomen, a crowdfunding platform that empowers women entrepreneurs.

As you know, for the last 11 months, I've been developing and manufacturing my own women's contemporary brand. I am so excited to finally share my hard work and offer you first access to our limited edition 'Saheli bag'!

Just click on this link https://ifundwomen.com/projects/nineh and you can learn about my campaign.

Even more, you can help Ni.nêh launch by purchasing the tote bag made by 'Saheli Women', a non-profit manufacturer in the rural village of Bhikamkor, Rajasthan, India. 

Saheli is part of IPHD, an non-profit organization that makes sure female workers are paid a living wage, work under safe conditions, and it also runs the only all women's clinic in their village. 

Saheli is one of the reasons why I am launching Ninêh and why I need your help.

Our Saheli tote bag is made in black cotton canvas and trimmed with traditional Rajasthani print found in the local market.

Our quantities are limited, so come get them here: https://ifundwomen.com/projects/nineh

Each hang tag comes with a picture and a special thank you from a Saheli artisan. By purchasing a tote bag you will help protect the livelihood of these wonderful women artisans.

Thank you for supporting Ni.nêh!!

Karenine Arraya

Designer and Founder

This week we are celebrating the color that every woman can agree is a timeless season-less classic.

From skirts to blouses, dresses, shoes and any accessory. Red is the one color that is perfect to coordinate. From top to bottom....(Black and white doesn’t count ).

This Fall I created some very special pieces in ‘Lava Red’ keeping each style as versatile as possible, so you can wear them at the office or to any social event. To add to the beauty of this color, I am sharing with you the story of how they were created. Keep reading below...

I am working with a small factory in Delhi, which specializes only in 100% silk. They only take small quantities because they are focused on quality and not quantity.

They mainly produce high end Saris, which are sold locally and are very exclusive. The owner invested in a graphic team that creates the most beautiful digitized prints, in huge scales. See picture below (notice the size of the dress on the left)

Digitized prints don’t need minimums and most Saris are one of a kind. Nothing is over produced and no waste is created.

I, off course, don’t design Saris, but after I met the owner of this factory and explained to him my brand's mission, he agreed to create some unique pieces that would marry my design aesthetic with his workers beautiful craftsmanship and luxurious silk qualities.

During my trip to India, I also found a leather manufacturer in Gurugram, in the state of Haryana. They work with very prestigious brands in Europe and the US and what I loved about this factory is that it's literally in a big house in the middle of a suburb. And all the workers are treated like family.

They also take small orders (less than 25 pieces) and their workmanship is absolutely beautiful. Their leather comes from Chennai and are not treated with chromium, which is extremely harmful to their workers health. Chromium-free leather also extends the life of the leather by decades if not centuries. No wonder vintage leather is still the best, it could last forever if well taken care of.

Ni.nêh is not just about sustainability and high end design, but we are about Dignity and Respect.

Make sure to check these 'Red Hot' pieces when we open our online shop this October.

Love and thanks!

Karenine

Credits:

Model-Casilda Gonzales @caskyes

Photographer-Pablo Arraya @parraya

Make up-Angela Boswell @angelaboswellmua

Updated: Aug 13, 2018

I am so humbled and lucky to announce that we are working with a non-profit manufacturer in the village of Bhikankor, India that trains 20 incredible young women to find their own skills as artisans and more importantly have the means to be independent and self-sufficient.

They are paid a living wage, work in a safe and clean environment, have access to health care and education and child labor is strictly prohibited.

Their parent organization, IPHD sponsors the education of their children, they run the only female health clinic in their village and they deliver workshops on a range of topics including human rights, feminism, menstrual hygiene (which is still considered taboo in India) and financial literacy.

I can't wait to show you what they are making for us. Coming SS19