Sustainable Fashion with a Conscience
Saloni Shrestha is a fashion designer with over 11 years of experience specializing in designing women’s ready-to-wear collections that are narratives of nature, culture and people. A fashion design graduate from Parsons, The New School, Saloni is trained in couture and ready-to-wear with her knowledge further enhanced after training at reputed fashion houses such as Oscar De La Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, Zac Posen and Naeem Khan
Saloni is a native of the Himalayas who has lived and travelled across various continents, which she says, is also a key source of inspiration and influence. Growing up surrounded by purity of nature, diverse culture, music, vibrant textiles and bold colors have all been embraced in her creative process.
AGAATI derived from the Sanskrit word Agati means "Origin", arrival or arising. Each one-of-a-kind design is crafted by either Saloni herself or the network of skilled artisans who work with AGAATI, ensuring that fair labor practices, ethical treatment and respect for artisinal work is woven into each garment. Their approach to sustainably sourcing materials has four key dimensions: natural fibre, zero waste philosophy, zero toxic chemicals and vegan principles.
Passionate about creating a positive impact for nature, artisans and women, Saloni is leading AGAATI into the much-needed sustainable future.