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Immersive Workshop

Sharing healing through saris and other clothes

Format: In-Person
Age: 18 Years and above
Duration: 3 Hours


In this virtual and wired universe, a community of real and relaxed listeners beyond learning is the need of the hour. This is what we bring together in this immersive workshop––a safe place to share, some personal stories of love, nostalgia, and pain, and a few empathetic ears. But we do this through the medium of saris and other clothing. They can hold grief in them. They as physical and non-physical forms of energy hold space for connecting, releasing, and healing more than we know.


The session will have short, guided meditation (sensorial experience) and a set of self-observational, artistic activities conducted in a sharing circle. It will create a a safe environment for us to express our stories and emotions—nostalgia, joy, grief, and pain—connected to our saris and other clothing. Based on the participants' and the facilitator(s) experience, it will hold space to exchange Reduce-Refuse-Reuse-Repurpose-Recycle fashion techniques and ideas that you can tweak and apply.  



The session will give us time and space to immerse ourselves in a transformative experience with expansiveness that will stay with us. It will help us share our grief related to separation, heartbreak, divorce or death and their symbolic clothes, which we otherwise would not. It will give us ideas to apply the 5Rs feelings and techniques, collected from ourselves, others, and the facilitator, in a self-paced way. And urge us to join a community of humane humans who are more conscious of recycling.


Interact with other like-minded fashion conscious individuals



Become aware of our relationship between clothes and pain 


Learn Reduce-Reuse-Recycle methods to restyle unused clothing


Know what and how to declutter our saris and other clothing 


Kindly carry a sari or piece of clothing which you want to let go or is uber-close to your heart. It could be yours or anyone else’s (inherited / hand-me-down / pre-loved / swapped). This event is an experiential and immersive workshop and not a counselling session. It is to explore grief through our senses and saris / clothes.

It is curated for a limited number of participants. Registrations will close early. We request you to sign up accordingly. 


Interact with other like-minded fashion conscious individuals


Indulge in self-paced, thoughtful, sensorial and creative handwork


Notice our silences and words that are not usually linked to clothing


7th October 2023




4pm to 7pm


Lahe Lahe, Indiranagar, Bengaluru 


INR 2000


Fashion author, academic and mother Bhawana Pingali will work through the immersive process based on her professional explorations in the fashion world and personal experiences of grieving through clothing. Bhawana was Fashion Features Editor with FEMINA (WWM-The Times of India/BBC Magazines). She has been working in the space of lifestyle media and academics for over 19+ years. Has contributed to The Hindu, Hindustan Times Mint Lounge, Time Out, Lonely Planet, Travel+ Leisure, Maxim, and others. And taught at NIFT, Pearl Academy, Symbiosis Institute of Design, CEPT-Ahmedabad, and IIM-A. She is currently authoring a PENGUIN publication on old-world lifestyle practices. Revastra™ is her fashion research platform that builds editorial content (playbooks) and educational pods (workshops) for individuals and fashion brands with a focus on circular economy. And in the gaps, is a meditation teacher and learning to teach yoga. 


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